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887 Koh (Wet Mount)

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Fluid/Tissue
4 Hours
Negative

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Fluid/Tissue
Container: Sterile Container
Temperature: Refrigerated

Method

Wet mount/Microscopy

Schedule

Sun-Sat

Turn-Around Time

24hrs; Order STAT (additional charge).

Instructions/Notes

Skin scrapings or sputum in sterile container with screw-capped lid

Clinical Utility

To diagnose an infection with T. vaginalis, a microscopic, single cell (protozoan) parasite that is usually transmitted sexually, causing vaginal infections in women and urethritis and prostatitis in men.

CPT Codes

87210

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