There are a few options doctors can use to diagnose gonorrhea. Often, more than one is used to ensure a proper diagnosis.
The Gonorrhea test requires you to provide either a body fluid or urine sample to check for the bacteria in the system. Like other STDs, it may be asymptomatic, so make sure to get yourself tested if you're concerned about being infected. Even if your risk level isn't high, it is recommended that you get yourself tested at least once a year.
The Gonorrhea test is less accurate from mouth samples, so our doctors and labs will not use this method, but rather go straight for a urine sample to get the most highly accurate results.
Our Gonorrhea test will confirm whether or not you're infected, so even if you're shy, make sure to get yourself tested to avoid further complications due to a more advanced infection.
Yes. Gonorrhea is easily treated with a course of antibiotics.
Bacterial. Gonorrhea is caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacterium.
Antibiotics. A single Cefixime, Ceftriaxone, or Cephalosporin.
Upto 1 week. One to two weeks can be needed for symptoms to fully disappear.
No. Sexual activity should be avoided until treatment is successful.
Yes. Re-infection is possible from sexual activity with an infected person.