Trichomonas Vaginalis

External Quality Assessment for Trichomonas vaginalis detection

This program provides proficiency testing to laboratories detecting the presence of Trichomonas vaginalis in clinical samples.

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Three shipments per year: May, July, and October.

Shipping schedule

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4 simulated samples per shipment

Samples are simulated vaginal swabs that can be used to detect Trichomonas vaginalis antigen or nucleic acid by any detection method.

Results Report and Feedback

Results for Trichomonas vaginalis are due two weeks after the shipping date.

Results can be conveniently reported online or sent by fax using our reporting forms.

Each laboratory receives a personalized Result Letter that can be conveniently and confidentially viewed on line.

Each letter contains

  • Expected results
  • Laboratory results
  • Grades assigned

Results of all participants are posted online.

Trichomonas vaginalis antigen – FACT SHEET – link to general sample processing, detection methods, and results interpretation. (PDF)

Contact CMPT Coordinator Esther Kwok for more information about our EQA programs                          604-827-1754