What is the role of direct fluorescent antibody (DFA) staining 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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Direct fluorescent antibody (DFA) staining is more sensitive than saline wet mount but less sensitive than culture. DFA allows rapid diagnosis but requires a trained microscopist and a fluorescent microscope.


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