How to Do My Own Self-Swab

In preparation for completing your own self-swab, please review the instructions below.
  1. 1.
    Remove tube cap and discard.
  2. 2.
    Insert the swab into the vagina 3-5 cm past the introitus and rotate gently for 10-30 seconds, touching the vaginal walls, to collect the specimen
  3. 3.
    Place the swab into the tube and press firmly to close.
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