When you visit your IPSA Medical clinic, your IPSA Medical clinician can provide a treatment course for you if you present with boils or with abscesses.
What are swab tests?
Swab tests are often needed when you have been on a course of antibiotics but your symptoms have not cleared up or fully resolved.
These tests are helpful in determining the choice of antibiotics, allowing your IPSA Medical clinician to identify a specific antibiotic that will be effective against the organism that is causing your infection.
Your IPSA Medical clinic offers a range of swab tests, such as:

  • Throat swabs
  • Eye swabs
  • Skin swabs
  • Vaginal swabs
  •  Swabs of any wound sites, boils, abscesses, and of any other kinds of abnormal discharges

During your IPSA Medical consultation, if your IPSA Medical practitioner is in any way concerned, you will immediately be placed on an antibiotic course (prior to having swabs taken). Your IPSA Medical practitioner will contact you when your swab results are returned if the type of antibiotic you have been prescribed needs changed. Your IPSA Medical pharmacy is a well-stocked on-site facility and so your new prescription can be collected if alternative antibiotics have been recommended by the lab based on your swab test findings.
If you think you require a swab test, book in at your IPSA Medical clinic for a same-day swab test consultation. You can phone IPSA Medical directly or use IPSA Medical’s online booking procedure.

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