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Vaginal Secretions for Wet Mount Specimen

For wet-mount microscopy, a cotton-tipped applicator is used to obtain specimens from secretions that pool in the posterior vagina behind the cervix.

By permission of the publisher. From Judson F. In Atlas of Infectious Diseases: Sexually Transmitted Diseases . Edited by G Mandell (series editor) and MF Rein. Philadelphia, Current Medicine, 1996.