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Swab moistened with Stuart's or Amie's medium

Remove exudate from urethral opening

Collect discharge by massaging urethra against pubic symphysis or insert flexible swab 2-4 cm into urethra and rotate swab for 2 seconds; collect at least 1 hr after patient has urinated




Other considerations: Chlamydia, Mycoplasma


Swab moistened with Stuart's or Amie's medium orJEMBEC transport system

Remove exudate

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Swab secretions and mucous membrane of vagina

Within 24 hrs/RT

24 hrs/RT

Culture is not recommended for the diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis; inoculate selective medium for Group B Streptococcus (LIM .roth) if indicated on pregnant women


Examine Gram stain for bacterial vaginosis, especially white blood cells, gram-positive rods indi "tive of Lactobacillus, and curved, gram-negative rods indicative of Mobiluncus spp.

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Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

This fact sheet is designed to provide you with information on Bacterial Vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina.

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