How To Prepare
If you may have Reference genital herpes Opens New Window, do not have sexual contact until your test results are back. You can lower the chance of spreading the disease to your partner(s).
If a sample from the urethra will be collected, do not urinate for 2 hours before the test.
For women, if a cervical sample will be collected, do not douche for 24 hours before the test.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference December 21, 2010|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH - Infectious Disease