whiff test

whiff test

1. test for the fishy odor detectable when potassium hydroxide solution (KOH) is applied to a sample of vaginal discharge in cases of potassium hydroxide vaginosis.
2. Synonym(s): sniff test (2)

whiff test

Gynecology A test in which vaginal secretions are mixed with 10% KOH, resulting in a fishy odor typical of bacterial vaginosis. See Vaginosis, Wet prep.

whiff test

(wif test)
Procedure to find the fishy odor detectable when potassium hydroxide is applied to a sample of vaginal discharge in cases of bacterial vaginosis.

whiff test

A semi-humourous term applied to the test for GARDNERELLA VAGINALIS organisms. A drop of 10% potassium hydroxide is added to a drop of vaginal discharge on a microscope slide. If the test is positive a distinct fishy smell, from the production of amines, becomes apparent. The test is not completely specific but is quick and of practical value.
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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.
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.
Whiff Test (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.
Whiff test was done by placing few drops of 10% KOH on the secretions and fishy odour was noted in the positive cases.