Gonorrhea Test

This test checks for the presence of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacteria that cause gonorrhea, in the male or female reproductive system.




This test checks for the presence of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacteria that cause gonorrhea, in the male or female reproductive system.



This test checks for the presence of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacteria that cause gonorrhea, in the male or female reproductive system.

  • Gonorrhea is one of several sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Anyone who has any type of sex can become infected with gonorrhea.

A gonorrhea test usually involves taking a sample of material or fluid from the vagina, penis, anus or throat.

  • Women should empty their bladder and bowels before the exam.
  • Men should not urinate for about one hour before the test as it can wash away the bacteria.
  • Your healthcare provider will tell you if you need to stop taking any medicine before the test.

What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?

  • Is there any special preparation for the test? (If so, get clear instructions on what you need to do.)
  • What is the reason for the test? Will the test results change my treatment plan? If not, do I need the test?

Source UHC.com

Also known as:

Test for Gonorrhea
STI
STD
Sexually Transmitted Infection
Laboratory Work
Gonorrhea Test


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