What sample is required?
In women, sample of blood, urine, or cells or secretions from the infected area obtained by scraping or swabbing; in both sexes, a urine sample; sometimes a sample of cells or secretions from an apparently infected nongenital area.
Is some kind of prior preparation necessary?
For this test you do not need any special preparation.
Why do the analysis?
To detect or diagnose an infection with Neisseria gonorrhoeae, which is the causative agent of gonorrhea.
When to do the analysis?
For screening purposes: Annually, in sexually active women under 25 years of age, or in women over 25 years of age if there is a risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs); in pregnant women (or those wishing to become pregnant) belonging to any of these subgroups, Annually in homosexual men, For diagnostic purposes: When signs or symptoms of an STD occur, such as painful urination, vaginal secretions, and abdominal pain (in women) or penile secretions or pain when urinating, or pain or inflammation in the testicles (in men), When a newborn has conjunctivitis.