(Amine test) was done for bacterial vaginosis.
Third swab was used for smear, pH test, whiff test
, and KOH mount the swab was then mixed with 2 drops of 10% potassium hydroxide on a slide and immediately held close to nose to detect the fishy odour associated with volatile amines (Whiff amine test).
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In this situation if vaginal pH test and Whiff test
are performed, definite conclusion can be drawn and proper treatment can be given.
A positive whiff test
(mixing vaginal secretions with a 10 percent KOH solution and noting a fishy smell) and a pH > 4.
Presence of a fishy odor was taken as a positive Whiff test
The whiff test
is performed by adding drops of 10% potassium hydroxide solution to the vaginal fluid.
5, a positive whiff test
(fishy odor on addition of 10 percent KOH to vaginal secretions), and abnormal vaginal flora (absence of lactobacilli and increase of Gardnerella and anaerobes).
12) where whiff test
was positive in 43% and CLUE cells were seen in the 78.
The whiff test
(fishy odor from the slide after the application of potassium hydroxide) is part of the reference standard for bacterial vaginosis and was therefore not evaluated independently.
(Amine Test): Whiff test
was done by placing a drop of vaginal secretions on a sterile glass slide and few drops of 10% KOH (wt/vol) to the vaginal discharge and noting the emission of an offensive amine like odor (fishy odor) which indicated a positive amine test.
was done by placing few drops of 10% KOH on the secretions and fishy odour was noted in the positive cases.