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PLEASE NOTE: Recent changes have been made to this Test


 Recent changes for Trichomonas PCR

Recent changes for Trichomonas PCR

Date
Field
Changed From
Changed To
10th January 2019
Collection & Request Instructions

Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab

10th January 2019
Assay name

Trichomonas

Trichomonas PCR

Alternative names

Trich, Trichomonas

Request Group

GMC

OPCR

Preferred Specimen Type

Swab

Vaginal swab
Endocervical swab
Urine

Preferred Container Type

Wound swab kit

Genital swab kit + sterile pot
Genital swab kit

Collection & Request Instructions

Urine

15 - 20 mL of first-stream urine specimen collected at least one hour since the patient last voided. Refrigerate immediately

Cervical  & Vaginal swabs

Use plastic swab in plain tube without transport medium (wire swab not suitable)

ALL Specimens must reach the Pathology laboratory within 2 hours of collection.

http://pathology.easternhealth.org.au/handbook/downloads/microbiology/Microbiology_Specimen_Collection_Guide.doc

Frequency

Daily

Twice weekly

Notes

http://pathology.easternhealth.org.au/handbook/downloads/microbiology/Microbiology_Specimen_Collection_Guide.doc

Trichomonas PCR

Ordering information:

In EMR, order Genital culture, in the SUSPECTED PATHOGENS field select "Trichomonas". Add ?Trichomonas in the clinical details.

NB: Correct specimen is the White Top swab contained in the Genital Collection Kit

Alternate names:
Trich, Trichomonas
Laboratory:
Microbiology
Test Code:
OPCR
Specimen types:
Vaginal swab
Endocervical swab
Urine
Container types:
Genital swab kit + sterile pot
Genital swab kit
Genital swab kit + sterile pot
Collection Instructions:

Urine

15 - 20 mL of first-stream urine specimen collected at least one hour since the patient last voided. Refrigerate immediately

Cervical  & Vaginal swabs

Use plastic swab in plain tube without transport medium (wire swab not suitable)

ALL Specimens must reach the Pathology laboratory within 2 hours of collection.

http://pathology.easternhealth.org.au/handbook/downloads/microbiology/Microbiology_Specimen_Collection_Guide.doc

Notes:

http://pathology.easternhealth.org.au/handbook/downloads/microbiology/Microbiology_Specimen_Collection_Guide.doc

Frequency:
Twice weekly
Result Turnaround Time:
1-3 days