genital swabs

Changes to processing of female genital swabs

Female genital swabs for Gram’s stain are primarily recommended for the diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis (BV) and candidiasis in symptomatic women. Asymptomatic screening for either BV or candidiasis is virtually never indicated, however we receive many such swabs every week. We have noted that many request forms submitted with female genital swabs provide limited clinical […]