Wet Mount, Female 
Mnemonic WT MNT
CPT 87210, 87450
Test Code 6000415
Synonyms Bacterial Vaginosis, Vaginal Smear, Trichomonas, wet mount for Trichomonas, Yeast, and Clue Cells, Vaginal Pathogens - Wet Mount
Test Includes Wet mount for Trichomonas vaginalis, yeast, and clue cells. Direct antigen test for Trichomonas vaginalis.
Specimen Rayon or Dacron tipped Dual Culture Swab with Liquid Bacterial Transport (Liquid Stuart's or Liquid Amies); Swab in saline
Volume Swab in 2.0 mL sterile saline (maximum)
Container Red-Capped Bacterial Transport Dual Swab with Liquid Stuart's medium; Sterile Screw Cap Container
Special Instructions  
Specimen Prep Collect specimen from posterior fornix using a Red-Capped Bacterial Transport Dual Swab with Liquid Stuart's medium. Alternatively, collect specimen using a cotton or Dacron swab with either a wooden or plastic shaft. Place swab into 0.5-2.0 mL sterile non-bacteriostatic saline in a screw-capped tube.
Storage Room Temperature, Refrigerate if delayed
Transport Temp Room Temperature
Stability Rm Temp 24 hours
Stability Refrig 36 hours
Stability Frozen Unacceptable
Methodology Microscopic examination; Immunochromatographic assay
Rejection Criteria Inappropriate specimen type, inappropriate transport device, inappropriate transport conditions, delay in transport 
Reference Value Negative 
Performed/TAT Monday - Sunday   24 hours    
Comments Specimens that do not show motile Trichomonas vaginalis on wet mount will automatically be tested by the Trichomonas antigen test.