Self-Collected Vaginal Swab Guide for Patients (Spanish)

Vaginal specimens are deemed the specimen of choice by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) when screening for Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) infection. Studies indicate clients prefer self-collection technique over traditional clinician-obtained specimens and are able to perform this function satisfactorily. This guide includes step-by-step directions for vaginal swab self-collection. Plain language and accompanying images make this guide a valuable resource for communicating proper self-collection procedure to patients.

  • Content Type: Clinical Tools
  • Topic: STD screening/testing
  • Language: Spanish
  • Keywords: chlamydia, gonorrhea, screen, test, STD, patient, vaginal swab, self-collect, Spanish
  • Target Audiences:
    • Race: Any Race
    • Age: Any Age
    • Gender: Female, Transgender
    • Other: None
  • Date Produced/Published: Mar 06, 2009
  • Download: PDF (483 KB)

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  • Self-Collected Vaginal Swab Guide for Patients (English)

    Vaginal specimens are deemed the specimen of choice by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) when screening for Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) infection. Studies indicate clients prefer self-collection technique over traditional clinician-obtained specimens and are able to perform this function satisfactorily. This guide includes step-by-step directions for vaginal swab self-collection. Plain language and accompanying images make this guide a valuable resource for communicating proper self-collection procedure to patients.