Diagnostic Test Directory

Microbiology Laboratory

Wet Prep (for Trichomonas vaginalis in males)

  • LIS Mnemonic: WP

    Collect

    Urine collected in a sterile, leak-proof container

    *This prep is performed to rule-out Trichomonas vaginalis IN MALES ONLY.

    Volume Required

    1 mL

    Minimum Required

    1 mL

    Transport

    Send to the lab immediately at room temperature

    Stability

    Specimens must be sent to the lab within 30 minutes of collection

    Unacceptable conditions

    Specimens should not be refrigerated. Specimens should not be sent in urine transport tubes.

Days Performed

Daily

Reported

Daily

CPT

87210

Methodology

Microscopic examination