What are the limitations of saline wet mount microscopy in the diagnosis of trichomoniasis?

Updated: Jan 02, 2020
  • Author: Darvin Scott Smith, MD, MSc, DTM&H; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The relatively poor sensitivity of saline wet mount evaluation may be increased somewhat by using cervical vaginal lavage. [100] In one study, sensitivity was increased to 74.4% using the cervical vaginal lavage technique versus 54.7% vaginal swab alone. [100]

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