Trichomonas vaginalis, NAAT

Specimen Type

Test ID   LAB6696
EPIC Order
  Trichomonas NAAT
CPT Code(s)   87661
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Molecular Microbiology; 984-974-1820
Tube Station   82
Specimen Routine:
Females:  Vaginal Swab
Endocervical swab
Males Only:  Urine
(See comments for additional specimen information)
Availability Routine: Monday - Friday
Turnaround Time Routine: 3 days
Reference Range Negative
Assay performed using the FDA-cleared Hologic Aptima Trichomonas vaginalis assay.  Swabs should be held and transported at room temperature.  Refer to swab specimen collection guides for correct collection and transport. 
  • Use ONLY the Hologic APTIMA collection kit for swab samples. 
  • The same swab can be used for Chlamydia trachomatis/Neisseria gonorrhoeae NAAT and Trichomonas vaginalis NAAT.
  • ONLY THE BLUE swab is to be submitted to the laboratory-specimens submitted on the WHITE swab or containing both WHITE and BLUE swabs will be rejected.
NOTE:  The Hologic swabs are NOT acceptable for culture of any type.
NOTE: Send urine (male only) in a sterile collection container.

Reviewed by jcarr on December 09, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514