Diagnostic Tests and Surgical Procedures
Testing for Vaginitis (Yeast Infections, Trichomonas, and Gardnerella)
What is the test? Vaginitis is inflammation or an infection of the vagina; symptoms usually include itchiness or irritation, abnormal discharge, and an unpleasant odor. Diagnosing the cause of vaginitis involves a simple examination of the vaginal fluid under a microscope or sending the sample to a laboratory for a culture. How do I prepare for the test?