Keywords/Mnemonics: koh, wet, yeast, trich, trichomonas
Submit one of the following specimens:
Send specimen to the laboratory immediately at room temperature.
All specimens should be labeled with patient information, specimen source (location), and/or method of collection, along with the date and time of specimen collection.
Vaginal Source: No yeast, trichomonas or "clue cells" seen.
Non-vaginal source: No fungal elements seen.
Trichomonas identification is based on motility. Specimens should be sent to the laboratory at room temperature immediately after collection. Prolonged transport of specimen or refrigeration may compromise the survivability of trichomonas.
87210 - Wet mount for infectious agents (saline, KOH preps) or87220 - KOH of tissue (skin, hair, nails) for fungi or ectoparasite ova or mites (eg scabies)
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