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Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine
Friday, July 26, 2013
Trichomonas vaginalis: reviewing the available diagnostic testing options
T. vaginalis has long been recognized as a common cause of vaginitis, known as trichomoniasis, but it has only been acknowledged as being exclusively transmitted through sexual contact within the last thirty years. However, assumptions regarding infection with T. vaginalis have affected the management of this infection. As laboratorians, it is important to understand these assumptions in order to be able to provide accurate feedback to clinicians as the demand for T. vaginalis testing increases.