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Test ID: MTRNA    
Trichomonas vaginalis, Miscellaneous Sites, by Nucleic Acid Amplification

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Varies

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

This test is performed only on male patients.

 

Specimen source is required. 

 

Swab specimen (urethral) must be collected using an APTIMA Collection Unisex Swab (Supply T583). These swabs are contained in the APTIMA Collection Kit.

 

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Specimen Type: Urine

Container/Tube: APTIMA Urine Specimen Transport Tube (Supply T582)

Specimen Volume: 15-20 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Patient should not have urinated for at least 1 hour prior to specimen collection.

2. Patient should collect first portion of random voided urine (first part of stream) into a sterile, plastic, preservative-free container.

3. Transfer 2 mL of urine into the APTIMA urine specimen transport tube using the disposable pipette provided within 24 hours of collection. The correct volume of urine has been added when the fluid level is between the black fill lines on the APTIMA urine transport tube.

 

Specimen Type: Urine (following prostatic massage)

Container/Tube: APTIMA Urine Specimen Transport Tube (Supply T582)

Specimen Volume: 15-20 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Patient should not have urinated for at least 1 hour prior to specimen collection.

2. Patient should void a small amount of urine prior to prostatic massage. Pre-massage urine can be discarded or submitted for other testing as applicable.

3. Patient then ceases voiding and a prostatic massage is performed by the urologist or other health care professional.

4. Collect post-massage urine into a sterile, plastic, preservative-free container.

5. Transfer 2 mL of post-massage urine specimen into the APTIMA urine specimen transport tube using the disposable pipette provided within 24 hours of collection. The correct volume of urine has been added when the fluid level is between the black fill lines on the APTIMA urine transport tube.

 

Specimen Type: Urethra

Container/Tube: APTIMA Collection Unisex Swab (Supply T583)

Specimen Volume: Swab

Collection Instructions:

1. Patient should not have urinated for at least 1 hour prior to collection.

2. With a rotating movement, insert swab (blue shaft) 2 to 4 cm into urethra.

3. Once inserted, rotate swab gently at least 1 full rotation using sufficient pressure to ensure swab comes into contact with all urethral surfaces. Allow swab to remain inserted for 2 to 3 seconds.

4. Place swab in the APTIMA transport tube provided in collection kit. Snap off swab at score line so swab fits into closed tube.

5. Cap tube securely, and label tube with patient's entire name, and date and time of collection.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

The correct volume of urine has been added when the fluid level is between the black fill lines on the urine transport tube.

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Female patient, midstream urine specimen, over-filled or under-filled urine transport tubes, transport tubes containing a cleaning swab or more than 1 swab

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)30 days
 Ambient 30 days