|Collection & Request Instructions:|
For gonorrhoea, swabs taken are - Female: endocervical Male: urethral (using fine wire swab). For other sites see entry: gonorrhoea culture - non genital.
Combined low vaginal/rectal swab for detection of Group B steptococcus in pregnancy
Vaginal swab for vaginal discharge
Swabs for Trichomonas vaginalis must be marked urgent and reach the laboratory within one hour.