Wet Prep With Reflex to Trichomonas Culture*

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Turnaround Time: 4 - 6 days
CPT Code:


Test Type: Swab or 1-2 drops of fluid or sedimented urine
Reference Range:

Negative for clue cells, Trichomonas, or yeast


Presumptive diagnosis of Trichomonas vaginalis infection.

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Collection Details:

Collection Instructions:

Store uninoculated InPouch™ TV test kits at room temperature. If reflex testing is performed, additional charge(s)/CPT code(s) will apply.

InPouch™ TV transported at room temperature (up to 48 hours).

Specimens are inoculated directly into the culture media with the exception of urine specimens which are first centrifuged at 500xg and the sediment used for inocula. Collect specimens using a cotton swab. To avoid leakage, first move the medium at the top of the InPouch™ downward to the middle of the upper chamber. Tear off plastic above the white closure. In order to admit the swab, open the InPouch™ by pulling the closure tape's middle tabs apart. Insert swab into upper chamber medium of the InPouch™ TV and elute specimen by rubbing swab between the InPouch™ TV walls. Remove the swab and discard. Liquid specimens are added directly to the upper chamber medium of the InPouch™ TV. When specimen inoculation is completed, squeeze the top of the InPouch™ closed, then roll down three rolls and fold tabs over. Keep InPouch™ in an upright position.

Maintain specimen at room temperature for up to 48 hours; if held longer than 48 hours, incubation at 37°C is required. Do not refrigerate.