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

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 in a little over 15 minutes — 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.

The pouch is designed for user-friendly and convenient early microscopic detection by culture confirmation of T. vaginalis. The pouch 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. The pouch allows users to easily inoculate a specimen, immediately observe (wet mount) the specimen, store and/or transport (optional) before transfer to the lab for incubation and recording.


Product Principal
  • Combine collection, culture, result and microscopic observation in one IVD device.  
  • Highly selective, culture media detection of Trichomonas vaginalis, in a cost-effective, easy to use, broth media device. Collection, incubation, and detection happen in one 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.

Test Strain

Result #

T. vaginalis Growth
E. coli Inhibited
C. albicans Inhibited
E. faecalis Inhibited
S. aureus Inhibited
Time to Result
  • Presumptive positive results in 15 minutes. 
  • Examine every 24 hours for 7 days
  • Extended 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
  • CST
  • Seminal fluid
CPT Codes

87081 | 87088 | 87210

Features and Benefits

Product Principle

InPouch is engineered for user-friendly and convenient early microscopic detection by culture confirmation of T. vaginalis. The pouch 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. This allows users to easily inoculate a specimen, immediately observe (wet mount) the specimen, store and/or transport (optional) before transfer to the lab for incubation and recording.


  • Nutritive culture medium, formulated for selectivity and specificity 


  • Time-to-result
  • Cost of laboratory materials 
  • Medical waste
  • Risk of exposure or contamination

Articles and Whitepapers


  • CE IVD Marked
  • FDA Clearence

⚠ WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Iron Dextran and Chloramphenicol, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.  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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