A simple, rapid, staining method for the identification of Trichomonas vaginalis has been tested on cultured trichomonads and specimens of vaginal discharge. Fifty-eight stained slides of vaginal discharge were examined and trichomonads were correctly identified in the 31 specimens from patients with confirmed vaginal trichomoniasis. No false-positive results were obtained. This staining procedure could prove a useful addition to wet-film and cultural methods.
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