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Viability of Trichomonas vaginalis in Urine: Epidemiologic and Clinical Implications▿

Authors
Journal
Journal of Clinical Microbiology
0095-1137
Publisher
American Society for Microbiology
Publication Date
Volume
44
Issue
10
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1128/jcm.01287-06
Keywords
  • Parasitology

Abstract

The impact of the viability of Trichomonas vaginalis in urine on wet mount, culture, and PCR methods was assessed. To minimize the chance of false-negative results, urine specimens should be processed within 30 min of specimen collection and maintained at 37°C, since temperature appears to affect the viability of Trichomonas.

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