Gonorrhea Urine Test
Gonorrhea Urine Test
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.
A package which includes testing for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia is also available.
Turnaround for this test is typically 2-4 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 Gonorrhea Urine Test is typically most accurate at 3 weeks from exposure or anytime after. Some people may be detectable as early as a few days after exposure.
For the highest level of accuracy:
- Refrain from urinating for at least one hour prior to collection.
- Avoid cleansing the genital area at least one hour prior to collection.
- The sample should be a "first catch" of urine, meaning customers should begin urinating directly into the collection container.
- Fill the specimen cup approximately 20-30 ml. Overfilling the container will dilute the specimen and may reduce the accuracy of the test.