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The Trichomonas V. ( T.V ) rapid test is a qualitative assay which detects T.vaginalis antigen by color immunochromatographic technology. The test procedure requires the extraction of T.V secreted protein from vaginal swab taken from patient. The TV strip is then placed in extraction mixture and mixture migrated along the membrane surface.
Trichomoniasis is most commonly transmitted through unprotected sexual intercourse. Almost 100% of infections occur through penis-to-vagina intercourse, or vulva-to-vulva intercourse with an infected partner. Women can become infected through contact with both men and women. Men are more likely to contract the infection from women. The vagina is the most common site of infection in women while the urethra (urinary tract) is the most common site of infection in men. Trichomoniasis, which is sometimes called "trich," accounts for 15-20% of the cases of vaginitis. Unlike the previous two types of vaginitis, trichomoniasis is primarily a sexually transmitted disease in that the disease is passed from person-to-person primarily by sexual contact. It occurs in both men and women and is caused by an infection with the single-celled parasite Trichomonas vaginalis. Infection with Trichomonas vaginalis is frequently associated with other sexually transmitted diseases and helps spread the AIDS virus.