TEST CATALOG ORDERING & RESULTS SPECIMEN HANDLING CUSTOMER SERVICE EDUCATION & INSIGHTS
Test Catalog

Test ID: MTRNA    
Trichomonas vaginalis, Nucleic Acid Amplification, Varies

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Specimen Type: Urine

Supplies: Aptima Urine Transport Tube (T582)

Container/Tube: Aptima Urine Specimen Transport Tube

Specimen Volume: 15 to 20 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Patient should not have urinated for at least 1 hour prior to specimen collection.

2. Patient should collect first portion of random voided urine (first part of stream) into a sterile, plastic, preservative-free container.

3. Transfer 2 mL of urine into the Aptima urine specimen transport tube using the disposable pipette provided within 24 hours of collection. The correct volume of urine has been added when the fluid level is between the black fill lines on the Aptima urine transport tube.

 

Specimen Type: Urine (following prostatic massage)

Supplies: Aptima Urine Transport Tube (T582)

Container/Tube: Aptima Urine Specimen Transport Tube

Specimen Volume: 15 to 20 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Patient should not have urinated for at least 1 hour prior to specimen collection.

2. Patient should void a small amount of urine prior to prostatic massage. Pre-massage urine can be discarded or submitted for other testing as applicable.

3. Patient then ceases voiding and a prostatic massage is performed by the urologist or other health care professional.

4. Collect post-massage urine into a sterile, plastic, preservative-free container.

5. Transfer 2 mL of post-massage urine specimen into the Aptima urine specimen transport tube using the disposable pipette provided within 24 hours of collection. The correct volume of urine has been added when the fluid level is between the black fill lines on the Aptima urine transport tube.

 

Specimen Type: Urethral

Supplies: Swab, Aptima Male/Female Collection (T583)

Container/Tube: Aptima Collection Unisex Swab

Specimen Volume: Swab

Collection Instructions:

1. Urethral specimens must be collected using an Aptima Collection Unisex Swab.

2. Patient should not have urinated for at least 1 hour prior to collection.

3. With a rotating movement, insert swab (blue shaft) 2 to 4 cm into urethra.

4. Once inserted, rotate swab gently at least 1 full rotation using sufficient pressure to ensure swab comes into contact with all urethral surfaces. Allow swab to remain inserted for 2 to 3 seconds.

5. Place swab in the Aptima transport tube provided in collection kit. Snap off swab at score line so swab fits into closed tube.

6. Cap tube securely and label tube with patient's entire name and collection date and time.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

See Specimen Required

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Midstream urine specimen
Over-filled or under-filled urine transport tubes
Transport tubes containing a cleaning swab or more than 1 swab
Reject

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)30 daysAPTIMA VIAL
 Ambient 30 daysAPTIMA VIAL