Trichomonas Wet Prep

Trichomonas Wet Prep

Test Name:   Trichomonas Wet Prep
Alternate Name (s):    
Laboratory Module:   Microbiology
Ordering Mnemonic:   TRIC
Specimen Type:   

Genital swab of the vagina

Collection Container:   Amies Swab
Container Information
Amies Transport MediaAmies Transport Media
Collection Information:   The nurse or physician will take a swab of the vaginal area.

The swab is then quickly transferred to the transport media.

The specimen is then labeled appropriately and then sent to the laboratory.

Test Schedule:  

Daily

Turnaround Time:   Routine

Preliminary: 24 hours

Final: 24 hours

Stat / Urgent

Preliminary: 24 hours

Final: 24 hours

Reference Interval:  

 

Critical Values:   If Trichomonas is detected the physician will be notified.
Lab Process Notes :    
Storage & Transport:   The swab should be maintained at room temperature until transport to the lab. Once in the lab the specimen will be stored at room temperature in the microbiology rack.
Test Referred to :    On site, BGH laboratory

                 

 
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