Descriptionchlamydia swab

  • Yellow cap
  • Use for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae PCR swab samples only
  • After use, snap off swab(s) into the transport medium tube at the breakpoint (highlighted)
  • Do not use for virology or routine bacteriology


Label the specimen with:

  • Surname
  • Forename
  • Date of birth (not age) OR unique identity number (MRN number, NHS number)
For further information, see: Pathology policy for specimen and request form labelling for pathology users