A Urethral Swab is a procedure where a sample is taken from the Urethra (tube inside the penis) for testing.
Why is a Urethral Swab done?Click here for more info on STDs
How is a Urethral Swab done?
A very thin cotton tip swab is inserted gently into the opening at the tip of the penis. It is then rotated gently and withdrawn.
The whole procedure only takes a few seconds.
In some Medical Centers, instead of a cotton tip, a plastic loop is used. This is usually inserted deeper and can cause more discomfort.
Is a Urethral Swab painful?
Most of my patient describe the urethral swab as ‘uncomfortable but not as bad as they thought’. However, some people might find it painful.
Rest assured that when conducting the swab, I will be as gentle as possible to minimize any pain or discomfort.
How long will it take for me to know the results of my Urethral Swab?
Different tests require different times to run. Generally you should have the results in about a week.Click here to see the full range of our HIV/STD Services
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Dr. Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2001. His residency was in the two largest public hospitals in Singapore; Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Singapore General Hospital.
Rapid test only $20.00
(not inclusive of test)
8am – 5pm $60.00
5pm – 9pm $80.00
|Standard||HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B/C, Herpes Simplex Virus Type I and II||$ 200.00|
|Urine – Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea PCR, Monilia, Trichomonas, NSU, Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma, Urine Culture, Candida||$ 280.00|
Urethritis and Vaginitis
|Vaginal Swab – Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea PCR, Monilia, Trichomonas PCR, Gardnerella PCR, Candida PCR, Group B StrepNSU, Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma, Direct Microscopy, Candida, Vaginal swab culture||$ 345.00|
|Comprehensive (Male)||Blood – Syphilis, Hepatitis B/C, Herpes Simplex Virus Type I and IIUrine – Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea PCR, Monilia, Trichomonas, NSU, Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma, Urine Culture, Candida||$ 390.00|
|Comprehensive (Female)||Blood – Syphilis, Hepatitis B/C, Herpes Simplex Virus Type I and IIVaginal Swab – Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea PCR, Monilia, Trichomonas PCR, Gardnerella PCR, Candida PCR, Group B StrepNSU, Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma, Direct Microscopy, Candida, Vaginal swab culture||$ 525.00|
|Individual STD Tests|
|Determine Syphilis test||Rapid Syphilis Test||$ 50.00|
|Determine Hepatitis B Test||Rapid Hepatitis B Test||$ 50.00|
|Herpes Simplex Virus PCR||Herpes Simplex Virus Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Test||$ 190.00|
|Chlamydia and Gonoccocal PCR||Chlamydia and Gonorrhea|
|Herpes Simplex Virus Type I IgG Antibody||Herpes Type 1||$ 40.00|
|Herpes Simplex Virus Type II IgG Antibody||Herpes Type 2||$ 40.00|
|Non-Specific Urethritis (NSU) Culture||Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma||$ 118.00|
|HIV RNA/DNA Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Test||$600
Add $100 for expedited results
|Rapid Fingerprick Blood HIV-1/2 P24 Antigen/Antibody Combo (HIV Duo Test) (4th generation!)||$ 150.00|
|Rapid Oral Saliva HIV-1/2 Antibody Test (Oraquick)||$ 50.00|
|Rapid Fingerprick Blood HIV-1/2 Antibody Test (Determine)||$ 50.00|
|PEP||$2000 – $2200|