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Female genital swabs

Category Microbiology
Test background
Clinical Indications
Sample & container required Cervical and endocervical swabs High vaginal swabs (HVS) (VAGCUL) Low vaginal swabs (LVS) (VAGCUL) Labial or vulval (9VULCS)
Sample container Amies transport medium containing charcoal for cervical and endocervical swabs Amies transport medium for all other sites
Transport storage Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection or store overnight at room temperature
Turnaround time 3 days