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Throat swab (sexually transmitted infection)

About This Test

Department: Microbiology, Virology and Molecular Microbiology


throat swab


Turnaround Time:

2-3 days

Culture for Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Other Comments:

Collection container (including preservatives): Amies swab with charcoal

Special instructions - NB for all microbiology requests, relevant clinical data and details if recent or current antimicrobial treatment should be provided: Throat swabs should be taken from the tonsillar area and/or posterior pharynx avoiding the tongue and uvula

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