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Trichomonas vaginalis Culture
|In House Availability||Daily, day shift|
|Collection Instructions||InPouch containers are available in the ED, ACC laboratory and the Microbiology laboratory (L 515).
After employing a swab to obtain secretions from the presumptively infected area, tear off the plastic above the white InPouch closure, open the pouch by its tabs, and place the swab in the upper chamber of the pouch. Express the secretions from the swab by rubbing the swab between the InPouch walls. Remove and discard the swab. Roll the top of the pouch over twice and fold the tabs over.
Place the label containing the patient identification over the InPouch label, not over the clear plastic viewing area. Deliver the specimen to the laboratory within 30 minutes of collection.
|Container type||InPouch kit containing secretions expressed from a swab|
|Sample type||Prostate, Urethral, Vaginal swab|
|UCSF Rejection Criteria||Samples not submitted in InPouch|
|Synonyms||Vaginal parasites; T vaginalis; Wet mount; Vaginitis;|
|Turn around times||Preliminary reading within 1 hour; final reading at 5 days|
|Additional information||After 2345 the specimen will be incubated at 37C in Specimen Receiving.
The sensitivity of the assay is 1-10 organisms/swab.
|Last Updated||6/21/2016 14:25:35|