Diagnostic rates differ on the basis of the number of read days with the use of the Inpouch culture system for Trichomonas Vaginalis screening

Academic Article


  • The InPouch Trichomonas vaginalis test is the gold standard for clinical culture for Trichomonas vaginalis screening. The current package insert recommends an examination period of 3 days. After review of 2,499 InPouch tests spanning 13 years, we observed that examination up to 3 days will detect only 82.8% (95% confidence interval [CI], 79.0% to 86.2%) of positive specimens. Copyright © 2013, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.
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    Author List

  • Rivers CA; Muzny CA; Schwebke JR
  • Start Page

  • 3875
  • End Page

  • 3876
  • Volume

  • 51
  • Issue

  • 11