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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
Vaginal swab
Sample
Vaginal Swab, Vulval Swab, Vulvo-Vaginal Swab, Intraoital Swab.
Sample container
Amies Charcoal Bacteriological Transport Medium Swab
Volume required
N/A
Special requirements for specimen collection
Please swab any discharge present. 
If gonorrhoea is suspected, an endo-cervical swab is the preferred specimen. 
Please include relevant clinical information for other appropriate investigations. 
Please state if the patient is pregnant. 
Storage
2-8 C
Discipline
Microbiology
Clinical notes
Routinely investigated for Trichomonas vaginalis, Clue Cells, Yeasts, and cultured for Candida. 
See 
http://www.derbyhospitals.nhs.uk/primary/pathology/pathology-departments/microbiology/specimen-information/genital-swabs/ 
for further information.
Turn around time
3 working days
Last modified: 02/08/2017