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Test Code 40055 Microscopic Examination of Wet Mount

Performing Laboratory

Eisenhower Medical Center

Department

Main Lab - Microbiology

Method

Main Lab: Parasitology

Specimen

Genital

Specimen Containers

Swab in 1 mL sterile saline

Collection Volume

1 mL

Procedural Instructions

GENITAL
Vaginal discharge, urethral discharge or penile discharge is collected using a sterile swab in 0.5 to 1.0 mL saline.

Collection Instructions

Swab in 1 mL saline

Transport Requirements

Deliver ASAP within 2 hours

Reference Ranges

No trichomonads or yeast seen

No "Clue Cells"