Table 1 Materials used for self-sampling for rectal and oropharyngeal specimens
Sampling materialsSite of specimen collection
2 Gen-Probe APTIMA Unisex Swabs (Gen-Probe, San Diego, California, USA)Pharyngeal specimen and rectal specimen
1 OraSure oral specimen collection device (OraSure Technologies, Philadelphia, USA)Oral (mouth) specimen
1 container with saline water to gargle (Sterilin, Caerphilly, UK); 1 Gen-Probe APTIMA urine collection kit (pipette and a specimen transport tube)Oropharyngeal specimen (using the saline water participants gargled for 45 s and spit back into the container. They then transferred this water using a pipette in the specimen transport tube).