Ordering Recommendation

Aids in the diagnosis of vulvovaginal candidiasis and trichomoniasis by detection of Trichomonas vaginalis, Candida glabrata, and other Candida species (C. albicans, C. parapsilosis, C. dubliniensis, and C. tropicalis). Does not differentiate among organisms in the Candida species group.

For additional STI testing, use Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae by TMA (0060241).

Mnemonic

CVTV TMA

Methodology

Qualitative Transcription-Mediated Amplification

Performed

Tue, Thu, Sat

Reported

1-4 days

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York DOH approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

Patient must be 14 years of age or older.

Collect

Vaginal specimen collected with pink swab from Aptima MultiTest Swab Collection kit (ARUP supply #55224 PK/50 or #55229 PK/10) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect or contact Client Services at (800) 522-2787.

Specimen Preparation

Place swab in MultiTest Swab Specimen Transport Tube, break shaft at scoreline then recap tube.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens in any transport media other than indicated above. Specimen in MultiTest swab transport media without a swab.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 30 days; Refrigerated: 30 days; Frozen: 90 days

Reference Interval

Test Number
Components
Reference Interval
  Trichomonas vaginalis by TMA
Negative

  Candida glabrata by TMA
Negative

  Candida species (other) by TMA
Negative

Interpretive Data

A negative result does not preclude a possible infection.

This test detects Trichomonas vaginalis, Candida glabrata, and other Candida species (C. albicans, C. parapsilosis, C. dubliniensis, and C. tropicalis). The assay does not differentiate among organisms in the Candida species group.

Results should be interpreted in conjunction with other clinical data. This test has not been validated for use with specimens collected by patients at home.

This test is intended for medical purposes only and is not valid for the evaluation of suspected sexual abuse or for other forensic purposes.

Compliance Category

FDA

Note

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

87481, 87661

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3002585 Candida species (other) by TMA 62460-1
3002586 Candida glabrata by TMA 69563-5
3002587 Trichomonas vaginalis by TMA 62461-9
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Aliases

  • Candidiasis PCR
  • Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT)
  • T vaginalis PCR
  • Trichomonas vaginalis Amplified
  • Trichomonas vaginalis PCR
  • TV TMA
Candida glabrata, Candida species, and Trichomonas vaginalis by TMA