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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
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Test
GUM GC culture
CategoryMicrobiology
Code
GUM
Request form
Please clearly state the site of which the swab was taken. These sites can include: Cervical, HVS, LVS, Rectal, Throat, Urethral or Vault. A cervical swab is the preferred genital swab for female samples. Multiple sites may be swabbed for testing.
Test information
This is a test requested by the GUM clinics for GC only on a variety of swab types.
Pre-analytical
Please ensure the swab is fully rotated to ensure the tip is covered in matter. If there is a delay in sending the swabs to the laboratory, please refrigerate.
Tube type
Sigma transport swab
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TAT Inpatient (urgent)
2 days
Page last updated: 08 September 2021