Trichomonas PCR
Label Mnemonic: TRPCR
Epic Lab Code: LAB8677
Downtime Form: A-1a Doctor-Provider Orders - Pathology Microbiology
Microbiology
BT 6004
356-2591
Bacteriology/Virology Section
Specimen(s):
Urine
Specimen Instructions:
Prior to collection, the patient should not have urinated for at least 1 hour and should not have cleansed the genital area (female patient) or the tip of the penis (male patient).
Collection Medium:
Urine
Minimum:
Collect 10 mL urine in a sterile (yellow top tube, 924044 OR
leak-proof container, 37777). Samples should be stored at
2-8°C until delivery to Microbiology Laboratory.
Rejection Criteria:
Specimen not received within 24 hours of collection. Gray top C&S tubes will be rejected for Trichomonas PCR.
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
2 hours (upon receipt in laboratory)
Methodology:
PCR amplification; Xpert TV Test (Cepheid)
CPT Code:
87661