This test is available on the following specimens:
- Urine (10 - 20 mL of first pass urine)
- Endocervical swabs
- Vaginal swabs
- Eye swabs
- Rectal swabs
- Urethral swabs
- Throat swabs
Swabs specimens must be collected using the Cobas PCR media Uni swab sample kit which is available from Central Specimen Processing in Pathology.
For N. gonorrhoeae investigation from eye or throat swabs, culture is recommended. A separate elution swab is essential for this test. Indicate gonorrhoea culture is required on the request form.