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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Test
Endo-cervical Swab
Sample
Swab
Sample container
Amies Charcoal Bacteriological Transport Medium
Volume required
Not applicable
Special requirements for specimen collection
Keep at ambient temperature prior to reaching laboratory - DO NOT FRIDGE
Discipline
Microbiology
Clinical notes
All Cx swabs are cultured for N.gonorrhoeae - which sometimes will not recover from being kept at refrigerator temperatures. Please give relevant clinical information so that appropriate other tests can be done.
Turn around time
3 working days for a negative positives may take up to 7 days.
Last modified: 02/08/2017