What Affects the Test
Reasons you may not be able to have the test or why the results may not be helpful include:
- Urinating before (within 2 hours of) collecting a urine sample or a sample of fluid from the urethra.
- Stool with the rectal sample.
- Using antibiotics before the test.
- Douching or using vaginal creams or medicines 24 hours before the test.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference May 1, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH - Infectious Disease
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