cobas® TV/MG on the cobas® 5800/6800/8800 Systems is an automated, qualitative in vitro nucleic acid diagnostic test that utilizes real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR), for the direct detection of Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) and Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) DNA in male or female urine, self-collected vaginal swab specimens (collected in a clinical setting), clinician-collected vaginal swab specimens, and endocervical specimens, all collected in cobas® PCR Media (Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.). cobas® TV/MG also detects TV DNA in cervical specimens collected in PreservCyt solution and MG DNA in self-collected meatal swab specimens (collected in a clinical setting) and clinician-collected meatal swab specimens. This test is intended as an aid in the diagnosis of TV and MG infections in individuals suspected to have TV or MG infection.
A vaginal swab (self-collected or clinician-collected) is the preferred specimen type for MG testing in females due to higher sensitivity compared to endocervical swabs and urine. For males, urine is the preferred specimen type due to higher sensitivity compared to meatal swabs. If vaginal swab or male urine is not used and MG testing is negative, further testing with the preferred specimen type may be indicated if M. genitalium infection is strongly suspected.