High Vaginal Swab

Microscopy, isolation, identification and susceptibility of any organism likely to be pathogenic
Clinical details: 
Genital Tract infection
Sample type and Volume required: 
High vaginal swab -Use black top charcoal transport swab if
Neisseria gonorrhoeae is suspected.
Send Urine sample to Virology if
Chlamydia investigation required
Turnaround time: 
3 days
Storage and transport: 
Place labelled sample in a sealed sample bag and send to Central Specimen Reception (CSR). Do NOT refrigerated.
Infection Sciences Department at St Thomas' Hospital
020 7188 8008
St Thomas' Hospital
North Wing - 5th Floor
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH
Core opening hours: Monday-Friday 0900-1730

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

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Last updated: 27/11/2017