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What does a vaginal swab test, not pap smear, test for - and when do you get the results back?

By August 6, 2016 - 8:28pm
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Also, are the results sent in a letter or call?

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Hi cew17

Thanks for your post.

A vaginal swab is done for many reasons. It depends on why the woman needs one done. She may have pain, discomfort or signs of infection.

How and when they are send are up to the policies of each individual clinic. Most take a week or so (in general and again, it depends what they are testing for) and can come via phone, text, email, patient portal or letter. That depends on the clinic.


August 7, 2016 - 7:27am
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