The most common diagnostic method for trichomoniasis is wet-mount
microscopy, which is dependent upon the motility of the organisms and trained observers.
Gram staining is more objective and reproducible compared with wet-mount examination, with a sensitivity of 93% and specificity of 70% if Amsel's criteria are used as the gold standard.
Comparison of conventional wet-mount examination with cytologic studies, cultures, and monoclonal antibody staining of direct specimens.
Diagnosis of Trichomonas vaginalis in adolescent females: InPouch TV culture versus wet-mount microscopy.
preparation of fresh-centrifuged specimen of cerebrospinal fluid is recommended.
This finding shows that vaginal swabs may be stored briefly while a wet-mount
preparation is made and examined.
Fungal isolates were identified on the basis of colonial morphology, lactophenol cotton blue wet-mount
microscopy, and slide culture in accordance with standard procedures.
Upon admission, routine wet-mount
microscopy detected no trichomonads.
Diagnosis of trichomoniasis: comparison of conventional wet-mount
examination with cytologic studies, cultures, and monoclonal antibody staining of direct specimens.
All three laboratories performed wet-mount microscopy of fresh and formalin-ethyl acetate-concentrated feces stained with dilute iodine or merthiolate-iodine-formalin solution.
Direct wet-mount microscopy and modified Kato thick-smear examination of a fresh fecal specimen were performed.
Three laboratories applied direct wet-mount microscopy to identify this agent, and each laboratory independently classified C.
Cultures for T vaginalis and Candida sp are more sensitive than wet-mount examination, but they are also more expensive and labor intensive, require more time for confirmation, and have limited routine clinical utility.
2 mL of normal saline for wet-mount microscopic examination.
By using wet-mount
microscopy, we were able to confirm Trichomonas gallinae in 22% (4/18) of the sampled animals.