Trichomonas Vaginalis (Aptima TMA)
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Store specimens at room temperature (15 to 30°C) until transported. DO NOT freeze.
Treatment of Cure:
NAAT tests are recommended by the CDC for detection. NAAT tests are not intended for use as treatment of cure because dead organisms can also be detected. If a patient fails treatment for Trichomonas and has had NO sexual partners, tinidazole is recommended. There are only two drugs for Trichomonas treatment: metronidazole and tinidazole.
*Urine specimen is not recommended because of significantly lower detection rates in urine for Trichomonas. It is not FDA approved for males. We offer this through our reference laboratory. For detailed performance characteristics, limitations and collection method please visit www.ProPath.com/test-menu and Obstetrics and Gynecology.