A Urethral Swab is a procedure where a sample is taken from the Urethra (tube inside the penis) for testing.
Why is a Urethral Swab done?Click here for more info on STDs
How is a Urethral Swab done?
A very thin cotton tip swab is inserted gently into the opening at the tip of the penis. It is then rotated gently and withdrawn.
The whole procedure only takes a few seconds.
In some Medical Centers, instead of a cotton tip, a plastic loop is used. This is usually inserted deeper and can cause more discomfort.
Is a Urethral Swab painful?
Most of my patient describe the urethral swab as ‘uncomfortable but not as bad as they thought’. However, some people might find it painful.
Rest assured that when conducting the swab, I will be as gentle as possible to minimize any pain or discomfort.
How long will it take for me to know the results of my Urethral Swab?
Different tests require different times to run. Generally you should have the results in about a week.Click here to see the full range of our HIV/STD Services
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- Robertson Walk (Anonymous HIV Clinic) (+65 6238 7810)
- DUO Galleria (Bugis MRT) (+65 6976 5023)
- Novena Medical Centre (+65 6397 2095)
- Somerset – Orchard Building (+65 6262 0762)
- Raffles Place – PLUS (+65 6962 7144)
- Holland V (+65 6235 1339)
- Siglap (East Coast Road) (+65 6962 2144)
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