Wet Prep – Vaginal Saline

Purpose of Test

Identification of motile Trichomonad organisms and “clue cells” associated with bacterial vaginosis. Trichomonas vaginalis accounts for 10-30% and bacterial vaginosis for 35-50% of all vaginitis cases. Leukocytes and yeast buds or hyphae can also be detected by saline wet mount.

POLICY

Wet Prep – Vaginal Saline

SUPPLIES

Vaginal Saline Wet Mount Testing Supplies

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

ED / 1M / 5M / H22-H25 / 6M / FHC / UCC / Ward86 / Ward92 / 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 Saline 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)

Sodium Chloride Solution