TRICHOMONAS VAGINALIS ANTIGEN
Our Trichomonas antigen is supplied as washed and lysed purified Trichomonas vaginalis protozoa. Our Trichomonas antigens are suitable for IVD kit manufacture or research. Custom bulk quantities are also available on request.
PRODUCT DETAILS – TRICHOMONAS VAGINALIS ANTIGEN
- Native T. vaginalis antigen (strain C-1:NIH).
- Inactivated by freeze-thawing and buffered in sterile distilled water, 0.09% sodium azide.
Trichomoniasis is a very common sexually transmitted disease (STD). It is caused by infection with a protozoan parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis. Although symptoms of the disease vary, most people who have the parasite cannot tell they are infected. The parasite passes from an infected person to an uninfected person during sex. In women, the most commonly infected part of the body is the lower genital tract (vulva, vagina, cervix, or urethra). In men, the most commonly infected body part is the inside of the penis (urethra). During sex, the parasite usually spreads from a penis to a vagina, or from a vagina to a penis. It can also spread from a vagina to another vagina. It is not common for the parasite to infect other body parts, like the hands, mouth, or anus. It is unclear why some people with the infection get symptoms while others do not. It probably depends on factors like a person’s age and overall health. Infected people without symptoms can still pass the infection on to others (CDC, 2017).
- Trichomoniasis – CDC Fact Sheet. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017.