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Test Mnemonic WP Wet Prep

Performing Laboratory

Hallmark Health

Physician Office Specimen Requirements

Specimen must be delivered to laboratory immediately after collection.


1. Collect specimen 1 hour after patient has urinated.

2. Wipe away excessive amount of secretion or discharge.

3. Obtain secretion from mucosal membrane of vaginal vault with a sterile swab.

4. Place swab into saline solution tube.

5. Label container with patient’s full name, date of birth or medical record number, location of patient, and date and time of collection.

6. Maintain sterility and forward promptly at ambient temperature only.

Note:  Specimen source is required on request form for processing.

Reference Values

No white blood cells seen

No Trichomonas vaginalis seen

No yeast seen

No clue cells seen