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Skin swab

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Introduction

  • Skin swabs are an essential part of the investigation of a dermatological condition.
  • They are simple to perform.

Uses

  • Obtaining sample for bacterial or fungal culture.
  • Sampling for cytological examination.
  • Samples obtained from:
    • Ear canal.
    • Interdigital area.
    • Sinus tracts.
    • Pustules.

Advantages

  • Simple to perform.
  • Cheap.
  • Often yield valuable results.

Alternative techniques

Procedure

  • A minute to take and store swab.

Decision taking

Criteria for choosing test

  • Choose site of sampling carefully.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Technique

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers