For a thorough microbiological diagnosis, only representative samples of the subgingival plate should be involved. For subgingival routine diagnosis, the deepest periodontal pocket specimens detected by bleeding and / or suppuration on the stylet are usually sufficient.
1) Isolate the collection site with cotton rolls after draining and cleaning the supragingival plaque.
2) Insert the sterile sampling stylet into the targeted periodontal pocket using forceps; leave in place for 15 seconds.
3) The sample is finished return the sample microtube (s) in the envelope, enclosing the prescription.
4) Send the envelope to the laboratory.