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Test Code TRICWP Trichomonas Screen, LAB1380

Important Note

For female vaginal specimens, please see Vaginitis Screen , LAB3961 (VAGSCR).

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

For male urine specimens:  Collect a first voided (dirty) urine sample.

 

For male urethral specimens:

1.  Submit a CultureSwab from the urethral area (swab must be kept moist).  (Swab with gel as transport

      medium is not acceptable.)

2.  Maintain sterility and forward promptly.

     Note:  Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

3.  If specimen transport to laboratory is delayed, detection of Trichomonas may be compromised.

 

For female urine specimens (in the event that a Vaginitis Screen cannot be performed):  Collect a first voided (dirty) urine sample.

Reference Values

No Trichomonas seen

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Microscopic

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87210