Gonorrhea DNA (Urine)
CAN I GET A GONORRHEA STD TEST AT ANY LAB TEST NOW?
Yes, you can.
WHAT IS GONORRHEA?
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a bacterium that can cause numerous reproductive and health issues if left untreated. It’s a serious disease that often has minimal or no symptoms. If you do have symptoms, some include a discharge and painful urination. These symptoms are very similar to Chlamydia, so you might want to consider theComprehensive STD Panel ‐ it tests for Gonorrhea andChlamydia, as well as several others.
WHY DO I NEED TO BE TESTED FOR THIS STD?
If you’ve had unprotected sex (vaginal, anal or oral) with someone that has Gonorrhea, you should get tested.
OTHER RELEVANT LAB TESTS:
If you’re interested in this test, you might also want to consider the Comprehensive STD Panel ‐ it tests for several other STDs.
WHAT ARE THE LAB TEST’S REFERENCE RANGES?
Test results are given as positive or negative. A positive result indicates that you have Gonorrhea and need to seek treatment. A negative result indicates that you do not have Gonorrhea.
HIGH RESULTS INDICATE:
There are no high levels for this test.
LOW RESULTS INDICATE:
There are no low levels for this test.
WHAT IF MY LAB TEST RESULTS ARE POSITIVE?
You should see your primary care physician or gynecologist.
WHERE CAN I FIND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT GONORRHEA?
For additional information about gonorrhea, read the Center for Disease Control’s General Fact Sheet.