Thus, the significant relationship of squamous cells of varying maturation degree of cervical or vaginal smear
may indicate the hormonal status of the female.
The VMI simply represents the relative percentage of superficial, intermediate, and parabasal epithelial cells on a vaginal smear
taken from the lateral vaginal wall.
In the course of M.B.'s treatment for her injuries, medical staff took a vaginal smear
for analysis at the University of Virginia.
Cytological features following vaginal smear
represent each stage of estrous cycle Stage of Nucleated Squamous Cornified squamous estrous cycle epithelial cells epithelial cells epithelial cells Proestrus + - - Estrus - + - Metestrus - - + Diestrus - - - Stage of Leukocytes estrous cycle Proestrus - Estrus - Metestrus + Diestrus + Proestrus, predominantly consisting of nucleated epithelial cells; estrus, with cornfield squamous epithelial cells; metestrus, consisting of cornified squamous epithelial cells and predominance of leukocytes; and diestrus, consisting predominantly of leucocytes Table 2.
A count of WBCs per microscopic field in a stained vaginal smear
or vaginal wet mount may be used.
During the captivity, every day a vaginal smear
was obtained from each female; the samples were treated in the same manner as described above.
Squamous Atypia in the atrophic cervical vaginal smear
. Cancer 1998;84:218-225.
All grouped rats were weighed, recorded, and marked with picric acid, and their oestrous cycle was determined using the vaginal smear
(Supplementary Material, Figure S2) microscopic examination method [17, 18].
No marking was observed on the vaginal smear
of infected mouse used as negative control (Figure 1(d)).
They proposed using a combination of most reliable morphotypes detected in the vaginal smear
; namely, Lactobacillus spp.
PH testing of vaginal discharge and vaginal smear
were used for bacterial vaginosis diagnosis.
A vaginal smear
was prepared by rolling a swab onto a glass slide, which was then air-dried, heat-fixed, and Gram-stained.