Wet Prep – Vaginal KOH

PURPOSE OF TEST

The KOH wet mount is used for the direct microscopic identification of yeast and pseudohyphae in vaginal secretions.

POLICY

Wet Prep – Vaginal KOH

SUPPLIES

Vaginal KOH Testing Supplies

IDA Pages (Clinical Indications, Documentation Plan, Clinical Actions)

Emergency Dept / General Medicine Clinic 1M / Women's Health Clinic 5M / Labor & Delivery H22-H25 / Pediatric Clinic 6M / Family Health Center Bldg 80/90 / Urgent Care Buiding 80 / POS Health WD86 / CASARC and RTC

INITIAL ORIENTATION, TRAINING & COMPETENCY

Initial Orientation & Training: See your Service Chief for Orientation & Training

Competency: Have your Service Chief enroll you in the online PPMP coursework for Wet Prep – Vaginal KOH Testing. This testing is required twice a year – once between Jan-Jun and again between Jul-Dec. You must score 80% or better to pass.

QUALITY CONTROL

Not Applicable

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS (MSDS)

KOH