Vaginal Swab

1. Wash your hands and unpack the kit on a clean surface, ideally near a toilet.

2. Remove the swab from its tube. Avoid laying it down or touching its tip.

3. Carefully insert the swab half a finger length into your vagina.
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4. Now rotate the swab around the inside of your vagina 5-10 times.
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5. Return the swab to the tube and close tightly.


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