TRICHOMONAS, ANTIGEN, VAGINAL SWAB
Test Code: TVA
Female patient experiencing vaginal discharge that may be foul smelling and pruritus.
Collect specimen from the vaginal cavity with a sterile swab (Do NOT use a cotton tip or wooden shaft swabs for collection as these are unacceptable).
Patient Preparation Instructions:
Swab of vaginal secretions/discharge (Adult and Pediatric) - Collect specimen from the vaginal cavity using a sterile, rayon tipped swab with a plastic shaft. Place swab back in sleeve either with or without transport media.
Trichomonas vaginalis antigen testing is not validated for male patients.
Positive report: Positive for Trichomonas vaginalis
Negative report: Negative for Trichomonas vaginalis
Invalid: control or background color makes reading the test impossible
YEAST, CULTURE, VAGINAL SWAB/VULVA SWAB/THROAT SWAB/MOUTH SWAB/CONJUNCTIVAL SWAB/ESOPHAGEAL BRUSHINGS
Submit the swab to the laboratory as soon as possible. If delays anticipated, swab may be held at room temperature for no longer than 24 hours or store at 4°C for a maximum of 36 hours, by which time it must be received by the laboratory.