Wet prep, genital

Alphabetical Test listing

Wet prep, genital-6619

  
Wet prep, genital
  
6619
  
87210.2
  
WET
  
Clue cells
Trichomonas
Yeast
  

Aids in the diagnosis of infectious vaginitis caused by bacterial vaginosis bacteria (40-50%), yeast (20-25%), and Trichomonas vaginalis (15-20%), although the sensitivity is only 50-75%. 

  
Vaginal or urethral secretions
  
  

Vaginal

  • Use speculum without lubricant
  • Swab mucosa high in vaginal canal with swab

Urethral

  • If profuse discharge, collect externally
  • If not, insert minitip swab 2 cm into urethra and rotate gently before withdrawing
  

Aerobic bacterial culture collection & transport swab (BBL) or

ESwab mini-tip collection kit (green)

 

  

Other bacterial culture swab, or

Swab in Saline (sterile) vial/tube

  

Other bacterial culture swab or

Swab in Saline (sterile) vial/tube

  

Transport as soon as possible as Trichomonas dies quickly after collection.

Ambient (strict) - 24 hours

  
  • Improper label (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Time delay between time of collection and receipt of specimen
  • Inappropriate timing of collection
  • Improper transport container
  • Improper transport temperature
  • Interfering substances
  • Inappropriate specimen type
  • Leaking container
  • Dry swab
  •  
  
AHL - Microbiology: M
  
Daily
  
Routine - 1 day
Stat - 20 minutes
  

Microscopic examination

  

None seen

  

Vaginal discharge is one of the most common women’s healthcare problem. 90% of infectious vaginitis is caused by bacterial vaginosis bacteria (40-50%), yeast (20-25%), and Trichomonas vaginalis (15-20%). Mixed infections are found in up to 25% of patients with infectious vaginitis. 

  
87210
  
01/29/2004
  
09/06/2018
  
02/24/2020