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Gonorrhoea MC & S

Laboratory
Microbiology
Specimen
See collection instructions
Container
See collection instructions
Additional Collection Instructions

MALES:  urethral exudate, prostate secretions, rectal swab, throat swab, urine.
FEMALES:  urethral exudate, endocervical swab, rectal swab, throat swab, drainage from Bartholin's glands.

Separate swabs should be submitted from each site sampled.

Minimum Adult Volume
None
Minimum Paediatric Volume
None
Notes
The greatest yield of positive findings is obtained when both smears and cultures are examined.  Detection of N. gonorrhoeae is reported to relevant health authorities if detected.  Vaginal swabs are not appropriate for this test.
Frequency
Daily