How is are cultures performed for the diagnosis of trichomoniasis?

Updated: Jan 02, 2020
  • Author: Darvin Scott Smith, MD, MSc, DTM&H; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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In order to perform culture, a swab is put in broth and incubated anaerobically at 37°C. Growth is usually detected within 48 hours, and samples without growth after 7 days are considered negative for trichomoniasis. [102]


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