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A differential diagnosis can be made based on the subjective and objective findings of amine odor, increased milky discharge, normal pH, vaginal itching, and clue cells.
A microscopic saline wetmount examination of the specimen permits detection of the motile protozoa Trichomonas vaginalis and of squamous epithelial cells coated by adherent bacteria known as clue cells, which are one of several important criteria for the diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis.
A clinical responder was defined as "normal" vaginal discharge, negative "whiff" test, and clue cells <20%.
vaginalis, clue cells, or increased PMNs, as these are characteristics of bacterial vaginosis (BV).
In addition to checking the vaginal pH and checking for clue cells, your health care professional may place a drop of 10 percent potassium hydroxide on a vaginal fluid specimen and check the odor.
This wet mount was immediately examined using bright field microscopy under high power objective (x40) for clue cells and jerking motility of Trichomonas vaginalis.
The 10 who returned for a checkup 1 month later were in remission, with no symptoms, no clue cells, a negative amine test result, and no more than one of four Amsel criteria.
It is obvious that if clue cells are seen they are covered with tiny rods, but it seems to have always been procedure in our lab not to give them recognition in the microscopic results other than to name them as clue cells.
4,14) These 4 criteria include: (1) a homogeneous, thin, white discharge that smoothly coats the vaginal walls; (2) the presence of clue cells in microscopic examination; (3) vaginal fluid pH >4.