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GONORRHEA

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this gonorrhea test use blood or urine?

Our NAA gonorrhea test is a urine test. When you arrive at the testing center, the lab technician will collect a small sample for testing.

What do I need to do to prepare for the test?

Do not urinate at least one hour prior to arriving at the testing center. No other preparation is needed.

When is the right time to test for gonorrhea?

Everyone's body reacts differently to the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria, so there is no exact incubation time. It is recommended to wait at least 2 to 6 days after exposure to the disease before testing. This allows the bacteria to fully develop for easier, more accurate detection. If you are treated for gonorrhea, re-testing is recommended two weeks after completion to confirm that you are cured.

What will the gonorrhea test results say?

If your results are negative, there were no signs of a gonorrhea infection. If your results are positive, the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria was found in your urine. It is possible to test too early after being exposed to the infection. Testing is recommended at least 2 to 6 days after exposure to ensure accurate results.

Can gonorrhea be cured or treated?

Gonorrhea is curable and can be treated with antibiotics. If you test positive, our doctors are available for a free phone consultation to answer any questions you might have about your test results and available treatments. They can also prescribe medications to treat the gonorrhea infection at their discretion.

Who needs gonorrhea testing?

If you are sexually active, you are at risk of contracting gonorrhea. Untreated gonorrhea can cause permanent and serious health problems. Symptoms often include discharge, burning during urination, unusual sores, or rashes in the genital area. If you experience these symptoms you and your partner should get tested as soon as possible.