This test provides a urine screening for Genital Gonorrhea. The test looks for the bacteria responsible for infection.
Gonorrhea is a common bacterial STD. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that over 700,000 new Gonorrhea infections occur per year but less than half are reported. Gonorrhea can be spread through all forms of sexual contact. Gonorrhea infections may not display any symptoms. When symptoms do occur, the most common are burning during urination, abnormal discharge, and discomfort or pain in the genital area. If left untreated, Gonorrhea can spread to other parts of the body and may result in infertility.
Gonorrhea is highly infectious and testing is advisable for anyone who is sexually active, regardless of whether they are experiencing symptoms or not. Pregnant women should seek testing, as the infection can be spread to infants during birth.
This test is used to screen for Genital Gonorrhea only. Unlike a swab test, urine testing is non-invasive, pain free, and can be collected in privacy.
Turnaround for this test is typically 1-3 business days.
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
The average incubation period for detection of Gonorrhea infection is typically from a few days to a few weeks after a contact.
The Gonorrhea test is a urine specimen with specific requirements. Client should withhold urination for at least 1-2 hours prior to specimen collection. Client should provide a first catch of urine, about 20-30 ml, from the initial stream into the collection cup and allow remainder of the stream to go into the toilet. Larger volumes may result in the dilution of the specimen and reduce sensitivity. Clients should not cleanse the genital area 1-2 hours prior to giving their urine specimen.Gonorrhea Overview
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