Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests
Fungal Culture, Vaginal Test in Kenya
Brief DescriptionThis test is conducted to determine presence of fungi in vagina. The test maybe oredered for diagnosis of vaginal candidiasis.
SynonymsFVAG, Fungi Culture
Patient PreparationNo special preparations required
Sample TypeVaginal swab
Sample volume2 ml
Sample collection ContainerCulture transport swab
Sample collection instructionsAny excessive amount of secretion and discharge should be swiped away before collection. Secretions from the mucosal membrane of the vaginal vault should be collected with a sterile swab.
Sample storageMaintained at room temperature
Reference rangePresence/Absence of fungi
Results Turnaround42 days after receipt of samples
Diseases / Diagnostic IndicatorsPresence of fungi is associated with Vaginal yeast infections or vaginal candidiasis.