Guidelines of patient preparation for sample collection for sexually transmitted infection diagnosis
Scraping for sexually transmitted infection (STD) diagnosis
- Refrain from sexual contacts for one the day before the test.
- One the day of the test, do not use washing agents to perform intimate hygiene.
- Do not urinate two to three hours before sampling.
- Do not take antibacterial pharmaceuticals for four weeks before the test.
Additional recommendations for women:
- immediately before wipe sampling, women shall not use vaginal douching or spermicide creams.
- Scraping is performed immediately following menstruation; samples shall be taken before menstruation (day five to seven of the cycle).
- In cases of pregnancy of less than 12 weeks and more than 21 weeks, sampling is not performed.
- Smears are taken before gynecological examination and ultrasonography, or two days after ultrasonography or a cytological study, or two weeks after a biopsy.
Sampling of prostate gland liquid.
- Do not take antibiotics for one month.
- Refrain from sexual contacts for no less than five days before the test.
- On the day of the test, do not use washing agents to perform intimate hygiene.
- Urinate before sampling.
- Sampling of prostate gland liquid shall not be performed on the same day with STD diagnosis scraping.