amine test

amine test

A for BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS-vaginal infection with Gardnerella vaginalis -sometimes called the ‘fish’ test. A drop of vaginal discharge is mixed with a drop of saline on a slide and a drop of 5% potassium hydroxide added. If positive, a fishy amine smell is at once apparent.
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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.
The amine test was performed by adding few drops of 10% KOH (potassium hydroxide) solution directly over vaginal secretions smeared on glass slide to find out if there was emission of amine like odour.
If a pH test is performed in addition to the amine test, 83986 can also be billed.
Their efficacy has been established by symptom resolution, safety profile, and by laboratory testing with vaginal wet prep, pH determination, amine test, Gram's stain, and vaginal culture.