Sample Required • First-catch urine• Genital swabs (urethral, cervical, vulvo-vaginal and rectal) • Extra-genital swabs (throat or conjunctival)
Sample Container Urine in sterile universal container
Sample Collection BD ProbTec™ sample collection kit (male/female)
Transport/Storage Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection or store overnight at room temperature
Turnaround Time 5 days
NotesSuspected LGV cases are referred to the Sexually Transmitted Bacteria Reference Laboratory, Public Health England, for confirmation.