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Wet mount microscopy of vaginal fluid

Despite the rapid development of laboratory testing methods, this article points out the advantages and limitations of wet mount microscopy as a valuable alternative. There is sufficient scientific evidence for the efficacy of this quick, uncomplicated, non invasive and cheap method. In most cases, wet mount microscopy provides an immediate answer to the patient's signs and symptoms and in many cases establishes a diagnosis.

CME Prakt Fortbild Gynakol Geburtsmed Gynakol Endokrinol 2012; 8(1): 72-82

Wet mount microscopy, normal vaginal flora, lactobacillus, bacterial vaginosis, candida infection

Christiane Tennhardt
Mittenwalder Straße 17, Berlin
Reviewer: Jan Dolezil, Hamburg
und Christine Hirchenhain, Dresden

Tennhardt Ch. Das Nativpräparat Gynakol Geburtsmed Gynakol Endokrinol 2012; 8(1): 72-82 publiziert 31.03.2012 ©akademos Wissenschaftsverlag 2012 ISSN 1614-8533