Diagnostic Test Directory

Microbiology Laboratory

Rapid Trichomonas (females)

  • Synonyms: Trichomonas vaginalis
  • LIS Mnemonic: RTT

    Collect

    Vaginal specimen collected via double swab culture set

    *This test is performed to rule-out Trichomonas vaginalis in females only. For Trichomonas vaginalis testing for males, please refer to the "Wet Prep (for Trichomonas vaginalis in males)" procedure.

    Volume Required

    1 double swab culture set

    Minimum Required

    1 double swab culture set

    Transport

    Send to the lab immediately at room temperature

    Stability

    Specimens stable up to 2 hours after collection

    Unacceptable conditions

    Male urine specimens are not acceptable specimens for this test.

Days Performed

Daily

Reported

2 hour expected turn-around time from receipt in lab

CPT

86586

Methodology

Immunochromatography