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Gonorrhea: Neisseria gonorrhoeae NAA (Nucleic Acid Amplification. Specimen Type: Urine Specimen
To screen for gonorrhea, we use a urine test.
The CDC recommends that certain people should be tested every year. This includes sexually active women younger than 25 years, older women with risk factors such as new or multiple sex partners, a sex partner who has a sexually transmitted infection, and all sexually active gay, bisexual, men who have sex with other men (MSM). Most cases of gonorrhea can be cured by taking antibiotics. Whatever the case, we can provide prompt and discreet testing for gonorrhea.
Gonorrhea is the second most commonly reported STD. There are an estimated 820,000 new infections each year.
Gonorrhea can occur in both men and women, and it may or may not have symptoms.
If symptoms do appear in men, they’re likely to experience:
It’s common for women to not experience any symptoms at all. However, if women do experience signs, they can include:
Test Smartly Labs can help if you need to test for gonorrhea or any other STD.
STI stands for “Sexually Transmitted Infection” and STD stands for “Sexually Transmitted Disease”. These two terms sound similar and the difference between them can be confusing. One of the reasons for this is that up to a certain point these two terms were synonymous and were used interchangeably. But now there is a technical difference between these terms which has been acknowledged by the medical community and can no longer be used synonymously.
While all health-related matters deserve the utmost privacy and confidentiality, some types of blood tests and lab work need even more. When it comes to STI or STD testing, you do not want to have any small chance of anyone you know finding out about your risks or diagnoses. Of course, if you go to your doctor’s office or even a public clinic, the HIPAA rules require everyone involved to keep your information private and secure. However, you may still have some doubts troubling your mind.
What Is Gonorrhea?
Gonorrhea is a very common bacterial STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) that can affect both men and women.
How Often Should I Be Tested
If you are a sexually active individual, is it always best to be regularly examined and tested to determine if an STD is present. Certain people are more at risk to contract gonorrhea, such as a man who is sexually active with other men. Women who have a new sexual partner or multiple sexual partners should be tested yearly as well.
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