Vaginal Wet Mount Interpretation
D. Microscopic Examination
1. Rapid examination performed to detect motile Trichomonas
. 2. Specimen swab is placed into a tube containing approximately 1.0ml of saline (0.9% NaCl) . 3. Specimen is agitated or twirle d for seconds to release the secretions. 4. Another slide is prep ared with 10% KOH preparation added to the single drop of sample. 5. A gram stain may also be prepared.