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Rectal swab (Neisseria gonorrhoeae culture)

About This Test

Department: Microbiology, Virology and Molecular Microbiology


Rectal swabs taken via a proctoscope.


Turnaround Time:

2-5 days

Culture for Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Other Comments:

Collection container (including preservatives): Amies swab with charcoal

Special instructions -  Provide relevant clinical data and details of recent or current antimicrobial treatment

Specimen transport: If processing is delayed store at ambient temperature, DO NOT refrigerate