A 27-year-old female asked:
Had a pap smear 3 weeks ago. hpv was negative, pap smear was normal and gonorrhea and chlamydia came back negative. trich still says pending 3 weeks later. does a lab usually take that long? i was negative 6 months ago and have not switched partners.
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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lab Trich result: Some labs do take an inordinate amount of time to give a report on Trichomonas, however, if your MD or you had those concerns a wet mount/prep could have been done at the initial examination to look for the organism under the microscope. The negative Trich result from 6 months ago has no bearing as there may have been many episodes of intercourse since then and all it takes is one outside contact.
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Trich testing: Trichomonas does not usually take that long. You might want to call the lab to see if the sample was adequate to test for trich. The in-office microscopic exam takes less than 1 minute if you are specifically concerned about trich.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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