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Fungus Culture [CERVICAL SWAB]

Fungus Culture [CERVICAL SWAB]

A fungus culture of a cervical swab is a laboratory test that checks for the presence of fungal organisms in the cervix. The cervix is the lower, narrow end of the uterus that forms a canal between the uterus and vagina. Various fungi, including species of Candida and others, can cause infections in this area leading to symptoms such as abnormal discharge, itching, and pain.


  • Test NameFungus Culture [CERVICAL SWAB]
  • Sample TypeCervical Swab
  • Preparations RequiredAvoid douching or using vaginal creams or medicines for 24 hours prior to the swab collection. You should also refrain from sexual intercourse for 24-48 hours prior to the test
  • Report Time21 days

This test is performed by taking a swab of the cervical area and culturing it in a laboratory to allow any present fungi to grow. By identifying the specific type of fungus causing an infection, healthcare providers can prescribe the most appropriate antifungal medication.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A cervical swab fungus culture is a test that detects the presence of fungi in the cervix. A swab is used to collect a sample from the cervical area, which is then cultured in a laboratory to identify the specific type of fungus causing the infection.

The test is usually recommended for women experiencing symptoms of a vaginal or cervical fungal infection, such as itching, burning, redness, and abnormal discharge.

During a pelvic exam, a swab is gently brushed against the cervix to collect a sample. This sample is then sent to a lab, where it is cultured and examined for the presence of fungal organisms.

A positive result means that fungal organisms have been detected in the sample. The specific type of fungus identified will guide the course of treatment.

A negative result means no fungal organisms were detected in your sample. However, if your symptoms persist, your doctor may recommend further testing.

Certain medications, such as antibiotics or antifungal drugs, can affect the results of the test. Douching or using vaginal creams shortly before the test can also impact the results.

You should avoid douching, using vaginal creams or medicines, and sexual intercourse for 24-48 hours before the test.

The procedure is generally safe with minimal risk. Some women may experience minor discomfort during the sample collection.

Your doctor will review the results with you. If a fungal infectionis identified, an appropriate antifungal medication will be prescribed.

If your test results are abnormal, you should consult with your doctor or a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology for further management.

This test is typically performed when you exhibit symptoms of a fungal infection. The frequency of the test will depend on your symptoms and medical history.

Yes, douching, recent sexual activity, or using vaginal creams or medicines can interfere with your test results.

Your doctor may also order other tests to rule out other types of infections. These could include tests for bacterial infections, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), or other types of yeast infections.

If left untreated, a fungal infection in the cervix can lead to serious health complications, including pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and potential fertility problems.

While some types of fungal infections, such as yeast infections, are not typically considered sexually transmitted infections, they can be transmitted through sexual contact.

The fungal culture test for the cervix is an important tool in diagnosing and treating fungal infections. The procedure is simple and involves minimal discomfort. In case of a positive result, suitable antifungal medication can be prescribed for effective treatment. It is always advisable to consult with your doctor for understanding the results and further management of the condition.

Fungus Culture [CERVICAL SWAB]
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