Exams and Tests
A visual exam is usually all that is needed to diagnose thrush. In addition to looking in your mouth, your doctor will ask you questions about your medical history.
In rare cases, your doctor may order a Reference KOH test in which one of the white patches is scraped and examined. A KOH test is used only in cases when thrush is not clearly evident by visual exam.
A fungal Reference culture Opens New Window may be done when a diagnosed case of thrush is not responding to prescribed medicines.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference July 25, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics