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Mouth swab

About This Test

Department: Microbiology, Virology and Molecular Microbiology


Mouth/oral swab


Turnaround Time:

2-3 days

Culture for common pathogens including Candida species (thrush)

NB state if culture for Neisseria gonorrhoeae required


Other Comments:

Collection container: Swab in amies charcoal media

NB If herpes simplex suspected  please send swab in Remel MR4 medium

Special instructions - Relevant clinical data and details of recent or current antimicrobial treatment should be provided:

Specimen transport: Transport to laboratory as soon as possible. If delay in transportation, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature