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Test Code: TVNAA Preferred Name Trichomonas PCR (Genital swabs, urine, TS)

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Test Tubes

ImageSpecimen TypeSpecimen VolumeTube Type
Genital swabs (Female)Female Vaginal Spec Coll Kit (Aptima-Panther)
UrineUrine 70 mL sterile container (yellow top)
Throat swab (<3 month babies only)Regular Flocked Swab
Genital Swabs (Male)Unisex and Male Urethral Specimen Collection Kit (Aptima-Panther)

COLLECTION NOTES

1. If swab required use dry Swab only (Bacterial transport medium cannot be used or PCR).
2. Press firmly into lesion and rotate.
3. Replace swab in transport tube.

GENERAL NOTES



Requests for "STI screen" or "STI PCR" include all three PCR tests for Chlamydia trachomatis, Neiserria gonorrhoeae and Trichomonas vaginalis PCR.


STI PCR testing is performed Monday-Friday. Samples received before 9 am will be tested on the same day, if received after 9am samples will be tested on the next testing day.

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