Microscopic Examination of Vaginal Fluid

Starting8/30/2013 Ending8/30/2013 StatusClosed
LocationHillsboro, OR Cost$50.00 Credit HoursNone

Instructor:  Negusse Ocbamichael, PA-C

This half-day workshop focuses on the preparation and examination of vaginal fluid for microscopy using saline and potassium hydroxide (KOH), including recognition of clue cells, trichomonads, white blood cells and fungal elements, with emphasis on diagnosis of common causes of vaginitis. This course is designed for laboratorians and health care providers new to microscopy or in need of review of basic techniques.

Topics include:

* Performing microscopic examination of vaginal wet mounts

* Interpreting the results of vaginal wet mounts

* Understanding the proper methods for collecting specimens for wet mount examinations


Oregon State Public Health Laboratory; Hillsboro, OR


August 30th, 2013


Cost: $50

Seating is limited and pre-enrollment by August 23rd is required. 


Limited travel scholarships available. Please inquire.


Hotel rooms are not covered in the registration fee and are the participants’ responsibility.

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