Culture swab: Rectal swab

Patient Request Forms and Swabs should be labelled with the body site from which the sample was taken. This is important, as the swab site determines the appropriate culture media required to target the most likely pathogens.

Code

RECG

Sample Type

Blue Micro Swab

Key

Blue Micro/Transwab are multipurpose, culture swabs in transport medium

Orange Micro/Transwab are small, thin wire culture swabs in transport medium

PCR swabs are also known as DRY swabs

Female/Purple DRY PCR swab

Male/Blue DRY PCR swab