trichomonas vaginalis organism

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A selective culture device for the diagnosis of Human Trichomonas vaginalis

InPouch® TVBiomed InPouch TV culture media for trichomonas vaginalis culture diagnostics


InPouch® TV

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A self-contained broth media device
for the recovery and detection of T. vaginalis


InPouch TV is a self-contained broth media device for the recovery and detection of T. vaginalis from female vaginal samples or male urethra/urine samples. The selective, nutritive media provides presumptive-positive results of one or more live trichomonads under the microscope immediately after inoculation of specimen — while inhibiting the growth of other microorganisms, which can interfere with a reliable diagnosis.

Human trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the flagellated protozoan Trichomonas vaginalis. It is recognized as one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted infections world-wide, in both males and females. The CDC estimates five million new cases occur in the U.S. annually.

InPouch is designed for user-friendly and convenient early microscopic detection by culture confirmation of T. vaginalis. InPouch consists of a high-barrier, oxygen-resistant, plastic with two V-shaped-chambers connected by a narrow passage that, together, provide a variety of benefits — and allows users to easily inoculate a specimen, immediately observe (wet mount) the specimen, store and/or transport (optional) before transferring to the lab for incubation and recording.


Product Principle
  • InPouch design enables collection, culture, and microscopic observation.  
  • Highly selective, culture media detection of Trichomonas vaginalis, in a cost-effective, easy to use, broth media device 
  • No plating or wet mount slide preparation needed — place directly on the microscope stage for low power (100x) observation.
Simple Convenience
  • InPouch is designed for specimen collection / inoculation at point-of-care
  • Saves time, material cost and waste, reducing exposure to collected sample
  • Place directly on the microscope tray for observation
  • Selectively allows for growth and observation for trichomonads
Accurate Detection

Specially formulated medium is selective for positive growth of resistant strains of T. vaginalis, while inhibiting fungi and bacteria.

  • T. vaginalis
  • Growth
  • E. coli
  • Inhibited
  • C. albicans
  • Inhibited
  • E. faecalis
  • Inhibited
  • S. aureus
  • Inhibited
Time to Result

Presumptive positive results when trichomonads are observed microscopically.  If negative upon initial observation, incubate at 37°C and examine every 24 hours for 5 days.


12 Months shelf life from the date of manufacture. Inoculated Pouches can be kept at room temperature for up to 48 hours (18-25°C), before incubation at 37°C is required

  • Urine
  • Vaginal swab
  • Seminal fluid
CPT Codes

87081 | 87088 | 87210

Features and Benefits

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  • CE IVD Marked
  • FDA Clearence

WARNING: This product can expose you to Iron Dextran, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer.  For more information go to


Product Qty Item #
InPouch TV 10 pack 11-031-001
InPouch TV 100 pack 11-031-002
TVC - No Live Culture 10 pack 11-051-004
Lab Kit (US) 1 11-035-001
Lab Kit (International) 1 11-035-002
TV LIVE Culture (US Only) 1 11-041-003

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