Gonorrhea Testing

A gonorrhea test is done to detect if a person is positive for the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae. The test usually uses a sample of body fluid or urine to check for the presence of any gonorrhea bacteria.

There are numerous types of gonorrhea tests. The most common of them are as follows:

  1. gonorrhea testingThe Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) is very accurate in detecting for gonorrhea bacteria. This test is based on the amplification of the DNA present in the Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It uses either a urine sample or body fluid from the infected area of the patient.
  2. The DNA probe test detects for the DNA of the bacteria in gonorrhea. This test is done using a sample of body fluid from the infected area of the patient.
  3. A gonorrhea culture is done through a sample of body fluid from the infected area of the patient. The sample is then placed in a special cup which allows the gonorrhea bacteria to multiply. The advantage of having this test is that the gonorrhea culture can detect if the bacteria is resistant to certain antibiotics.
  4. A gram stain test can also detect gonorrhea bacteria. It is done by taking a sample of body fluid from the penis or cervix. It is then tested with a microscope for possible growth of the bacteria. Unlike other tests, the gram stain test is less accurate especially if the sample is taken from the cervix.

The gonorrhea test is also recommended to the following people:

  • Sexually active people who have unprotected sexual activities
  • Sexually active gays and bisexual who have sex with men
  • Sexually active women aged 25 years and below
  • Sexually active women above 25 years who have multiple sexual partners

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