How to Do My Own Self-Swab

In preparation for completing your own self-swab, please review the instructions below.

  1. Remove tube cap and discard.

  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. Place the swab into the tube and press firmly to close.

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