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Wet Mount, Genital

Performing Laboratory

Providence Alaska Medical Center


Direct Wet Mount

Includes Trichomonas, yeast, epithelial cells, clue cells, and WBC.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen must arrive within 30 minutes of collection.


Container/Tube: Culture transport swab (culturette or BD eSwab) in sterile culture transport tube

Specimen Volume: Swab of vaginal secretion or cervical specimen

Collection Instructions: Place swab in transport tube and crush ampule if indicated by swab type.

Note: 1. Label tube with patient’s name (first and last), a second identifier (date of birth, PHSA medical record number, or financial number), date and actual time of collection, and type of specimen.

2. Specimen source is required.

Reference Values

None seen

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding


Specimen Transport Temperature