The laboratory will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

Tritrichomonas foetus (Individual) (PCR)

Preferred Sample

Preputial Wash (2 ml minimum)



Acceptable Samples

Fetus, intestine, lung, endometrium, inoculated InPouch TF, cervico-vaginal Mucous


Days Tested


Turnaround Time

Next business day


This targets the DNA of a portion of the 5.8S rRNA gene and interal transcribed spacer-1 (ITS-1) region of the protozoan parasite Tritrichomonas foetus.

Note: Swabs are not an acceptable sample type.

*Each additional test is $15.



Shipping Requirements

To ensure inclusion in the test run, samples must be received the day prior to test day.

Send on cold pack/ice in sterile leak-proof container. Plastic tubes are preferred. If blood tubes are used, must be red top without serum separator gel or anticoagulant. Please do not send samples in Whirl-Paks as samples tend to leak and may lead to contamination of other samples.

Samples must be received by the laboratory within 5 days of collection date as false negative results are possible. Samples greater than 5 days old will be rejected and must be recollected.

Collection date must be noted on the submission form. Failure to include a collection date may cause a delay in testing and results. Please note that samples sent via UPS or FedEx arrive after the 9:30 am cut-off time.

Additional Instructions

An appropriately collected washing should be light pink and cloudy, with visible material and little blood. Clear samples and samples with significant blood or fecal contamination are not appropriate for testing and may be either rejected or have a disclaimer placed on test results.

See submission guide for sample collection and submission guidelines. It is important to select “Individual” or “Pool (up to 5 in pool)” on the submission sheet. If neither are selected the laboratory will automatically test samples as individuals. The submitter is responsible for checking destination state requirements concerning pooling of samples for Tritrichomonas testing.