Our Gonorrhea Test
Our labs use a small urine sample to test for gonorrhea. We use the Nucleic Acid Amplification test which provides the most accurate results. This test screens for the presence of the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacterium which is responsible for the gonorrhea infection.
What You Need To Know About Our Gonorrhea Test
Is It A Urine Or Blood Test?
Our accurate test is urine based. You will only need to provide a small amount of urine to get tested for gonorrhea.
Gonorrhea Test Preparation
You should avoid urinating for at least an hour before going to the test center. You will not need any other form of preparation for the test.
What Happens At The Test Center?
The process at the testing center is simple. You just provide the sample and leave. This is a process that will take a few minutes and it’s done. You will need about 30 ml of your first-catch urine.
When Is The Right Time To Test For Gonorrhea?
If you suspect you might have gonorrhea, you should get tested as soon as possible. It is possible to detect gonorrhea through a test as soon as after two to six days of exposure. Since it is rare to have symptoms immediately, you should get tested after a potential exposure. For more accurate test results, it is recommended that you take the test after two weeks of potential exposure.
Understanding Gonorrhea Results
The results will indicate negative, or positive. Negative results say that you don’t have the bacterium while positive results indicate that you have the bacterium. You should test again after a couple of weeks to confirm the negative results or find out whether the treatment worked.
Is There A Gonorrhea Cure?
In case your results come back positive, you can talk to one of our doctors. They will guide you on the next move including treatment option. Fortunately, gonorrhea can be cured using antibiotics. During treatment, you should avoid sexual contact for the period you will be taking the antibiotics. A re-test is recommended after treatment to make sure that the bacterium was eliminated completely. Always remember that it is possible to get infected even if you have been infected and treated before.
Who Needs A Gonorrhea Test?
Anyone who is sexually active should get a gonorrhea test. If you think you have gonorrhea symptoms get tested immediately. It’s a good idea to wait for about two weeks of the potential exposure for more accurate results.
Is It Important To Test For Other STDs?
Gonorrhea increases the risk of getting infected with other STDs such as HIV, and chlamydia among others. If you have gonorrhea, it’s a good idea to get tested for other STDs. You can take advantage of our comprehensive STD test that checks for 10 most common sexually transmitted diseases.