Categories: Infectious Diseases

What is the “Whiff” test?

“Whiff” test => Mix patient’s vaginal secretions with potassium hydroxide (KOH) 10% solution. A subsequent fishy odor indicates production of volatilized amines, suggestive of bacterial vaginosis. [1]

REFERENCES

  1. Chapter 202. Sexually Transmitted Infections. Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine. Clare Rock, MD; Colm Bergin, MD, FRCPI, FRCP
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