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6565-6Trichomonas vaginalis [Presence] in Genital specimen by Wet preparationActive

Part Descriptions

LP14413-6   Trichomonas vaginalis
Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) is an anaerobic, flagellated parasitic protozoan that is among the most common non-viral sexually transmitted organisms whose only known host is humans. It is estimated that 170 million new cases occur worldwide and it is the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the United States. TV is known to increase HIV acquisition and transmission in both men and women by acting as a cofactor to increase susceptibility to HIV of an uninfected partner and infectivity of HIV of an infected partner. In women, infection with TV is a possible risk factor for developing cervical neoplasia, post-operative infections, adverse pregnancy outcomes, atypical pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility. In men, infection with TV can lead to non-gonococcal urethritis, infertility, chronic prostatitis and decreased sperm motility. Diagnosis is most often made using wet mount microscopy which has a sensitivity of only 52%. Other diagnostic methods include Pap smear, culture and PCR with sensitivities of 56%, 78% and 84%, respectively. There is an estimated 5 million new cases of TV annually in the United States and yet TV is still not a reportable disease. Treatment for TV is with metronidazole though emerging metronidazole-resistant strains have been reported. Asymptomatic infection can persist for months to years. [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0002937803010652][http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/lab-bio/res/psds-ftss/trichomonas-eng.php] Source: Regenstrief LOINC

LP6760-5   Wet preparation
A wet preparation or wet mount is used to identify the cause of vaginosis, a general term for infections of the vagina. A drop of vaginal discharge is placed on a slide with a drop of liquid -usually water--which is then examined microscopically as an unstained wet mount or as a Gram-stained slide. The refractive index of the water improves the image quality. Wet mounts generally cannot be stored since the water evaporates. Glycerol or immersion oil can be used instead of water. Bacterial vaginosis, candidiasis and trichomoniasis are common diseases which may be diagnosed through a wet preparation. [Lab Tests Online Conditions:vaginitis/start/2] Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Fully-Specified Name

Trichomonas vaginalis
Wet preparation

Additional Names

Short Name
T vaginalis Genital Ql Wet Prep
Display Name
T. vaginalis Wet prep Ql (Genital specimen)
Consumer Name Alpha
Trichomonas vaginalis, Genital specimen

Example Answer List LL360-9

Source: Regenstrief Institute

Answer Code Score Answer ID
Positive Copyright http://snomed.info/sct ID:10828004 Positive (qualifier value) LA6576-8
Negative Copyright http://snomed.info/sct ID:260385009 Negative (qualifier value) LA6577-6

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 1.0g
Last Updated
Version 2.73
Change Reason
The PrThr property is used for LOINC terms whose results are reported using an ordered categorical scale, regardless of whether or not an internal threshold was used to make that determination. This change was approved by the Laboratory LOINC Committee in June 2016.
Order vs. Observation
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Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name
88849-5 Microbiology CNAMTS panel - Vaginal fluid

Member of these Groups

LG34164-0 Trichomonas vaginalis|PrThr|Sys:ANYGU

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
Trichomonas vaginalis:aanwezigheid:moment:genitaal monster:ordinaal:natte preparatie
et-EEEstonian (Estonia)
Trichomonas vaginalis:PrThr:Pt:Gen:Ord:Märg preparaat
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Trichomonas vaginalis:PrThr:Temps ponctuel:Génital:Ordinal:Préparation humide
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Trichomonas vaginalis:Présence-Seuil:Temps ponctuel:Génital:Ordinal:Préparation humide
fr-FRFrench (France)
Trichomonas vaginalis:Présence/Seuil:Ponctuel:Prélèvement génital:Qualitatif:État frais
de-DEGerman (Germany)
Trichomonas vaginalis:Nachweis oder Schwellenwert:Zeitpunkt:Genitaltrakt:Ordinal:Nasspräparation
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Trichomonas vaginalis:PrThr:Pt:Genitale:Ord:Preparazione umida
ko-KRKorean (Korea, Republic of)
질편모충:존재:검사시점:생식기:명칭결과:젖은 표본
pt-BRPortuguese (Brazil)
Trichomonas vaginalis:Ident:Pt:Genital:Nom:Preparação à fresco
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Trichomonas vaginalis:PrThr:ТчкВрм:Генитальный:Пор:Влажный препарат
es-ARSpanish (Argentina)
preparación en fresco:presencia o identidad:punto en el tiempo:genital:Nominal:WET PREPARATION
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
tricomonas vaginalis:Presencia o umbral:Punto temporal:Genital:Ordinal:Preparación húmeda
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Trichomonas vaginalis:PrThr:Punto temporal:Genital:Ord:Fresco
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Trichomonas vaginalis:MevcEşik:Zmlı:Genital:Srl:Islak preparat
uk-UAUkraine (Ukrainian)
Trichomonas vaginalis:Наявність або Поріг:МоментЧасу:Генітальний зразок:Порядково:Нативний "вологий" препарат

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