Imperial Collage Healthcare

Sexual health (GUM) screen


Lab Code : GUMCUL


Test Background
Tests available from GUM clinics


Clinical Indications
Isolation, identification and anti-microbial susceptibility testing of Neisseria gonorroheae Isolation of yeasts (speciation and anti-fungal susceptibility testing if clinically indicated) Isolation of Trichomonas vaginalis


Sample Required
• Genital swabs (urethral, cervical, vulvo-vaginal) • Extra-genital swabs (rectal and throat)• Sup-prepuce swabs are occasionally submitted for candidiasis/balanitis in men


ransport/Storage
Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection. Pre-inoculated culture media for the microorganisms above are inoculated at sexual health clinics and incubated at 35-37°C at 5 % CO2.


Turnaround Time
3 days


Notes
Samples may be referred to the Sexually Transmitted Bacteria Reference Laboratory, Public Health England, for further investigation.

Please note that the laboratory is not accredited for Isolation of Trichomonas vaginalis


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