Adelaide Sexual Health Centre
Adelaide Sexual Health Centre provides free, confidential, specialist sexual health services. Get advice, testing and treatment for all sexually transmitted infections.
The following information provides guidance on specimen collection in males, also see Techniques or Specimen Collection When Testing Females For STIs.
Note: NAAT refers to Nucleic Acid Amplification Test, such as PCR
Patients should not pass urine for at least 2 hours prior to specimen collection.
Gram stain - to assess for:
Culture for gonorrhoea.
Performed when chlamydia testing required and urine not taken for chlamydia NAAT.
Proctoscopy should be performed to inspect for lumps, ulcers, pus, bleeding and specimen collection.
Swabs are taken for:
Swabs are taken from each tonsillar fossa for: