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.
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 Clinic / Urgent Care / POS Health WD86 / Renal Dermatology Clinic WD92 / 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.
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS (MSDS)