Candidiasis Testing Singapore | STD
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Candidiasis Testing is by gram stain smear, SurePath, ThinPrep, culture.
- Gram-stain or wet mount (saline or 10% KOH) of swabs from the vulva/vaginal wall, or penis/prepuce will reveal budding yeast cells and pseudohyphae (sensitivity 60%)
- Vaginal pH 4 – 4.5
- Culture on Sabouraud media (isolation in the absence of symptoms and negative direct smear is not an indication for treatment)
- Serum antibodies should not be used for diagnosis
Symptoms and signs of vulvo-vaginitis or balano-posthitis
Demonstration of yeasts/pseudohyphae on wet mount or Gram-stain or positive culture