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Table 2 Microorganisms and human cells present in the microscopic examination of ESwab slides prepared from ESwab (using 100 μl of Amies medium) which were not in the Amies gel slides.

From: Comparison of the eSwab collection and transportation system to an amies gel transystem for Gram stain of clinical specimens

Specimens Type (no.) Total
  Vaginal Swab
(32)
Cervical Swab (27) Urethral Swab (11) Wound Swab (10) 80
Microorganisms present in microscopic examination      
   Yeast Cells 5 3    
   Gram-negative diplococci    1   
   Gram-positive diplococci/streptococci 5 3    
   Trichomonas spp. 1     
   Clue cells due to Gram-negative coccobacilli   1 1   
   Mobilincus spp 1     
   Gram-negative bacilli 3 3 1 1  
Subtotal 15 10 3 1 29/80 (36,25%)
Human cells present in the microscopic examination      
   > Epithelial cells per field of view 6     
   5-6 leucocytes per field of view 1 3    
   Numerous leucocytes (20-30 per field of view) 3 3 1 2  
   Blood Cells   2   1  
Subtotal 10 8 1 3 22/89 (27,5%)