qPCR Detection Kit
Trichomonas vaginalis is an anaerobic, flagellated protozoan parasite and the causative agent of trichomoniasis. It is the most common pathogenic protozoan infection of humans in industrialized countries. Infection rates in men and women are similar, but women are usually symptomatic, while infections in men are usually asymptomatic. Transmission of Trichomonas vaginalis usually occurs through intercourse.
1 × Nuclease-Free Water
1 × 2xMasterMix qPCR Probe
1 × Oligos Set
1 × Positive Control
-25°C to -15°C
Did you know...?
Trichomonas vaginalis is a single-celled protozoan from the group of flagellates, which is a parasite that lives in the genitourinary tract. Trichomoniasis is considered the most common treatable sexually transmitted disease. About 180 million cases are recorded each year in the world. The number of infected may be even greater, because according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most commonly used diagnostic test has a sensitivity of 60-70%. Trichomoniasis affects both men and women, although women get the disease more often.
Why knowledge about Trichomonas vaginalis is important?
Symptoms of the disease occur in only 30% of infected people. The symptoms of trichomoniasis can come and go. Symptoms usually appear from the 5th to the 28th day after infection, although there are exceptions, and they occur only in the area of the genitourinary system. Symptoms can vary greatly: from mild itching to severe inflammation. The most common are: itching, irritation, burning when urinating, in women, redness may also appear, discharge – transparent or white, yellowish, greenish in color. Without treatment, the infection can go on for months, even years.
How the test is performed?
Molecular diagnostics of Trichomonas vaginalis by Real time PCR is based on the analysis of material collected from the patient in terms of genetic material (DNA) of the protozoan. Genetic material analysis using our reagents is fast and accurate. Following the IFU included in the kit, the lab technician can easily interpret the results. The reaction lasts about 45 min, and the temperature-time profile is selected so that the laboratory can analyze several genes simultaneously using one device. Ready-to-use reagents are included in the kit. It is enough for the lab technician to add each of them in the right proportion and the reaction is ready. Quickly, easily and professionally.
Why is it worth doing a genetic test?
Quick diagnosis will enable the implementation of treatment. Only by means of a genetic test are we able to detect the presence of the pathogen with 100% accuracy.
What can be done after the test result?
Treatment for both men and women is similar. Appropriate antibiotics prescribed by a doctor are used. The partner must also undergo treatment in order to prevent reinfection and the spread of the disease. After using the drugs, it is best to make a follow-up visit, you can also return the sample for testing. Once treated, however, the infection has a tendency to recur.