Gonorrhoea (Culture)



Sample Reqs

CS‡ ‡ ‡


2-3 days

Special instructions

‡ ‡ ‡ The optimal sample type from the female genital tract is an endocervical swab. Gonorrhoea does not survive well outside the endocervical epithelium; a negative gonorrhoea culture result from a vaginal swab is not reliable for excluding infection.

Sample type guide


Black Charcoal swab

See the Sample Requirements page for an explanation of all the sample requirements.

See the Special Instructions Legend page for a full list of special instructions.

Last-updated: 30/12/21


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