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90801: Trichomonas vaginalis RNA, Qualitative TMA, Males Print View
T. vaginalis RNA,QL TMA,MEN TMA  Not detected   

PRIMARY
1 Urethr Swb(Aptima Unisex) 2.9 (1.9) mL   Refrigerated - 60 Day(s)/Frozen - 6 Month(s)/Room Temperature - 60 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Urine (Aptima Transport)   Refrigerated - 30 Day(s)/Frozen - 6 Month(s)/Room Temperature - 30 Day(s)  

This test is used to detect Trichomonas vaginalis in clinical specimens. The test has greater analytical sensitivity than culture methods.

Male urethral swab in APTIMA(R) Unisex Swab Specimen Collection Kit or
random urine (male) in APTIMA(R) Urine Specimen Collection Kit

1. Male Urine: The patient should not have urinated for at least one
hour prior to specimen collection. Patient to provide a first-catch
urine (approximately 20-30 mL of the initial urine stream) into a
urine collection cup free of any preservatives. Collection of larger
volumes of urine may result in specimen dilution that may reduce
test sensitivity. 2 mL of urine MUST be transferred into the
Gen-Probe Aptima(R) Urine Transport Tube within 24 hours of
collection and before being assayed. Urine specimens must be
refrigerated pending transfer into Aptima(R) transport medium.

2. Urethral Swabs: Follow instructions in the Aptima(R) Unisex Swab
Specimen Collection Kit for Endocervical and Urethral Swab Specimens
package insert.


REJECTION CRITERIA: Vaginal swabs; Female urine
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
3 days

CPT Code
87661

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
1. A "Detected" result (positive) indicates the presence of Trichomonas vaginalis RNA in a patient's specimen. A diagnosis of infection should not rely solely upon the result of a TMA assay. A positive TMA result should be interpreted along with clinical findings and other diagnostic results. 2. A "Not Detected" (negative) result indicates that Trichomonas vaginalis RNA was either not present in the specimen, or it is present at a level below the detection limit of the assay. A negative results does not exclude the diagnosis of disease.






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