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The Solana Trichomonas Assay is a rapid in vitro diagnostic test for the qualitative detection of nucleic acids isolated from clinician-collected vaginal swab specimens or urine specimens obtained from asymptomatic or symptomatic patients to aid in the diagnosis of Trichomoniasis.

The Solana Trichomonas Assay, when performed on the Solana instrument, allows for the rapid, accurate detection of Trichomonas. The assay utilizes helicase-dependent amplification (HDA) and fluorescent probe-based detection in the Solana instrument to determine assay results.

A vaginal swab specimen or a urine specimen is lysed by simple heat treatment, diluted, and added to a Reaction Tube containing the lyophilized HDA reagents including primers specific for the amplification of a T. vaginalis-specific target sequence, as well as sequence specific probes. Competitive process control (PRC) is included in the Lysis Tube to monitor sample processing, inhibitory substances in clinical samples, reagent failure or instrument failure.

Results are displayed on the touchscreen, can be saved to the instrument, printed, and are capable of being sent to the LIS and exported through one of Solana’s five USB ports. Solana Trichomonas is supported by the power of Virena®.

Features & Benefits


HDA technology

Rapid method of nucleic acid amplification that does not require thermal cycler

Lyophilized Master Mix reagent

Easy-to-use format, just add processed sample to rehydrate

Small, easy-to-use instrument

Eliminates the need for dedicated molecular space and costly capital equipment, allowing for testing in smaller labs

CLIA moderately complex

Requires minimal training

Refrigerated storage

No freezer needed, 2˚C to 8˚C storage

Long shelf life

24 months from date of manufacture

Multiple sample types

Kits available for vaginal swabs and urine samples

Room temperature set up

No ice or cooling block required

Product Specifications

Product Spec NameProduct Spec Data
Sample type

Clinician-collected vaginal swabs and female urine specimens obtained from asymptomatic or symptomatic female patients

Time to results

Approximately 35 minutes

Specimen transport and storage

Transport and store the swab specimens at 2°C to 8°C for up to 7 days or room temperature (up to 30°C) for up to 48 hours prior to testing. Or transport and store urine specimens at 2°C to 8°C for 7 days or room temperature (up to 30°C) for up to 24 hours

Swab Clinical Sensitivity

Asymptomatic – 100% (95% CI 92.9% to 100%)
Symptomatic – 98.6% (95% CI 92.3% to 99.7%)
All – 99.2% (95% CI 95.4% to 99.9%)

Swab Clinical Specificity

Asymptomatic – 98.9% (95% CI 97.4% to 99.5%)
Symptomatic – 98.5% (95% CI 97.0% to 99.3%)
All – 98.7% (95% CI 97.7% to 99.3%)

Urine Clinical Sensitivity

Asymptomatic – 98.0% (95% CI 89.5% to 99.6%)
Symptomatic – 92.9% (95% CI 84.3% to 96.9%)
All – 95.0% (95% CI 89.5% to 97.7%)

Urine Clinical Specificity

Asymptomatic – 98.4% (95% CI 96.8% to 99.2%)
Symptomatic – 97.9% (95% CI 96.2% to 98.8%)
All – 98.2% (95% CI 97.1% to 98.8%)

Swab LOD

G3 – 102 trophozoite /mL
CDC888 - 306 trophozoite /mL

Urine LOD

G3 – 4 trophozoite /mL
CDC888 – 108 trophozoite /mL

Ordering Information

Catalog NumberDescriptionKit Size / Case Size

Solana Trichmonas Assay Kit – Swab

48 tests

Solana Trichomonas Assay Kit – Urine

48 tests

Quidel Molecular Trichomonas Control Set

2.0 mL