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What is the difference between a wet mount and culture?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: They are different

A wet mount is a sample of discharge that is looked at under a slide to see if it shows characteristics of a vaginal infection, a culture is also done from a discharge that is sent to a lab to see what kind of organism is causing the discharge.

In brief: They are different

A wet mount is a sample of discharge that is looked at under a slide to see if it shows characteristics of a vaginal infection, a culture is also done from a discharge that is sent to a lab to see what kind of organism is causing the discharge.
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