A variety of transport swabs are available. For throat swabs and general swabs (i.e. wound swabs) a dacron or calcium alginate swab in clear transport medium is satisfactory. For cervical swabs an approved transport medium should be used which guarantees the survival of N. gonorrhoeae. Different swabs are also used for detection of genital chlamydia infection (see appropriate section of this user guide).
Page Reviewed: 15/05/14 | Updated by: Kevin Roberts