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. 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.
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. 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.
This test is done in your health care provider's office. You lie on your back on the exam table. Your feet are supported by footrests. The provider gently inserts an instrument (speculum) into the vagina to hold it open and view inside. A sterile, moist cotton swab is gently inserted into the vagina. 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.
Candida vaginitis may elicit no vaginal discharge, merely causing vulvar and/or vaginal erythema. If a discharge is present, it is usually thick, white, so-called cottage cheese. The pH is normal. There is no abnormal odor, and the whiff test is negative. Wet prep reveals normal epithelial cells. There may be a small increase in the number of WBCs.Cited by: 4. THE WET PREP: A vaginal wet prep (wet mount or vaginal smear) is a gynecologic test performed as a STAT (within an hour) on a sample of vaginal discharge used to find the cause of vaginosis, vaginitis and vulvitis.Vaginitis symptoms include itching, burning, discomfort, vaginal discharge, odor and/or rash.It assists in the identification of and diagnosis of vaginal yeast infection.