Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Swab, rectal for sexually transmitted diseases Test in Kenya

Brief Description

This test is conducted to detect pathogens causing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Its used to diagnose STDs


STDs, venereal disease

Patient Preparation

No special preparations are required

Sample Type

Rectal swab

Sample volume

One swab

Sample collection Container

Vial with PreservCyt solution

Sample collection instructions

The specimen is best obtained as soon as possible after the patient arises andprior to defecation or bathing.

Sample storage

Maintain specimen at room temperature or refrigerate (2C to 30C).

Reference range


Results Turnaround

7 - 21 days after receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

A positive culture shows a microbial infection which is associated with syphilis, genital warts, Chlamydia, rectal gonorrhea, and HPV infection.