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How does a rectal swab work?

Take the collection swab and insert the swab a short distance into the anus, leaving a sample on the swab. Then place the swab into the collection tube. Gonorrhea and chlamydia are known to infect the tissues in the rectum – anal sex is a risk factor for infection in this part of the body. If you have been infected with gonorrhea or chlamydia, the lab will be able to detect this based on the sample provided.

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