If you think you have vaginal infection, your doctor will probably perform a test called a vaginal wet mount, or vaginal smear. It’s not the same as a Pap test, which is a regularly scheduled. the clinician. The basic vaginal wet preparation or vaginal “wet prep” used to check for the presence of. Trichomonas vaginalis, yeasts, and clue cells is one such test. In the 17th and 18th centuries when Antonie van Leeuwenhoek and Robert Hooke began to explore the microscopic world with the first microscopes, they already had the tools.
Learning Objectives Following completion of the presentation, the participant will be able to: • Understand the CLIA PPM Laboratory Regulations • Review Basic Microscope Use • Review Vaginal Wet Preparation Procedure • Identify organisms, cells and other elements found in a vaginal wet preparation • Acquire Documentation for Annual CLIA PPM. testing for vaginitis, the vaginal wet mount continues to play an important role in laboratory testing. There are several factors that may hinder the effectiveness of the wet prep such as improper collection, delays in transport, and the expertise of the microscopist. However, when proper procedures are followed, the vaginal wet mount is a.
Overview of Wet Preps and Gram stains Lorna Rabe Central Lab – KOH prep – Transfer a small amount of the vaginal fluid onto a slide. – Add 1 drop of 10% KOH to one of the slides. – A fishy odor indicates the presence of amines. exclusively for vaginal wet mounts. A vaginal wet mount (or vaginal smear or wet prep) is a gynecologic test wherein a sample of vaginal discharge is observed by wet mount microscopy by placing the specimen on a glass slide and mixing with a salt solution. It is used to find the cause of vaginitis and vulvitis.
the wet mount sample as quickly as possible. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that RBC will crenate and lose their characteristic appearance. Pseudohyphae (Items #4) These are fragile tube-like structures that arise through elongation of the yeast form of Candida. A vaginitis test is used to help diagnose vaginal infections that don’t affect the urinary tract. It’s also called a “wet prep.” Your doctor will have you lie down on an exam table with Author: Jaime Herndon.