Genital tract swabs/HVS

Description: 
Isolation, identification and susceptibility testing of pathogens
Clinical details: 
Discharge, STI, STD
Synonyms or keywords: 
HVS, VS, GUM
Sample type and Volume required: 
High vaginal, low vaginal, vulval, cervical, urethral and penile swabs in Amies transport medium.
Turnaround time: 
2-3 days
Special sample instructions: 

Please supply applicable clinical information including differential diagnosis, pregnancy status, possible contact with infectious disease or predisposing condition to aid with the correct processing and interpretation of each specimen

Contacts:
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015