Days Set Up
Tuesday-Friday and Sunday
Analytic Time

Tuesday-Friday and Sunday TAT 1 day
Specimens received on Friday or Sunday afternoon TAT 2 days

Soft Order Code
TVAGU

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Trichomonas vaginalis RNA Amplification

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Transcription mediated amplification (TMA).

Test Usage

Detection of Trichomonas vaginalis in male or female urine specimens.

Reference Range

Negative

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection

Use the APTIMA Urine Specimen Collection Kit. 1. The patient should not have urinated for at least 1 hour prior to sample collection. Female patients should not cleanse the labial area prior to collection. 2. Instruct patient to provide 20 to 30 mL of the initial urine stream (NOT midstream) into a urine cup free of any preservatives. Collection of larger volumes of urine may result in rRNA target dilution that may reduce test sensitivity. 3. Remove the cap and transfer 2 mL of urine into the Urine Transport Tube using the disposable pipette provided. The correct volume of urine has been added when the fluid level is between the black lines on the urine transport tube label. 4. Re-cap the urine specimen transport tube tightly and label with two identifiers. Store and transport at room temperature or refrigerated. See http://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/handbook/Tables/Aptima_Urine.pdf for collection procedure guide.

Normal Volume
2 mL urine
Minimum Volume
2 mL urine

Billing Information

CPT Code
87661
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
70167-2

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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.