Tritrichomonas foetus (pooled) (PCR)

Preferred Sample

Preputial Wash (1 ml minimum)



Acceptable Samples

Inoculated InPouch TF


Days Tested


Turnaround Time

Next business day


This assay 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.



Shipping Requirements

Samples must be received by 9:30 am of the test day to ensure the reported turn around time. Please note that samples sent via UPS or FedEx arrive after the 9:30 am cut-off time. Large numbers of samples (>50 individuals) should be submitted the day before scheduled test day to ensure reported turn around time.

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.

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. The submitter is responsible for checking destination state requirements concerning pooling of samples for Tritrichomonas testing.

See submission guide for sample collection and submission guidelines. Samples will be pooled by the laboratory. Individuals in positive pools will be automatically retested at $15.00/sample (Example: 5 individuals X $15 = $75 per retested pool).