How is the Solana Trichomonas Assay used in 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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The Solana Trichomonas Assay is a relatively rapid point-of-care assay that uses isothermal helicase-dependent amplification to amplify and identify T vaginalis DNA present in vaginal swabs and urine samples of female patients. [88] Results can be read within 40 minutes. Gaydos et al found that the sensitivity of the Solana assay compared to the Aptima-TV assay was 89.7% for swabs and 100% for urine samples. [89] The same study found that the specificity of the Solana assay was 99% for swabs and 98.9% for urine samples. [89]


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