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Gonorrhea Test

Since gonorrhea is often asymptomatic, the only way to know for sure if you have it, is to take a reliable Gonorrhea Test.

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Test Preparation:
Patients should refrain from urinating one hour prior to collection. Female patients should not cleanse the labial area prior to providing the specimen.
Testing Method:
Urine sample

Since gonorrhea is often asymptomatic, the only way to know for sure if you have it, is to take a reliable Gonorrhea Test. While it’s one of the most common STDs in the United States, gonorrhea is completely curable if caught early enough. Gonorrhea is spread almost exclusively by way of sexual contact or intercourse and can be transmitted even when ejaculation does not occur. Condoms, dental dams, and other precautionary measures can be extremely beneficial in protecting yourself and others. However, when all else fails, this Gonorrhea Test will make sure to provide reliable and convenient results. If you do test positive for gonorrhea, we offer treatment options as well.

How Our Gonorrhea Test Works

One of the most common sexually transmitted diseases, gonorrhea is treatable if caught on time. To that end, it’s important to be tested within 30 days after sexual contact. To encourage prompt treatment, we provide a simple, private and non-evasive solution to gonorrhea testing.

To schedule an appointment, simply place an order online for your gonorrhea test. Then, visit one of our 4,000+ nationwide testing facilities to have your sample collected. A certified staff member will take a small urine sample at which point your job is complete. The process is painless and takes only a few minutes. In fact, most patients are in and out of the facility in under a half-hour. From there, your sample will be processed in a CLIA-certified laboratory and you’ll have complete results available on your online portal regarding your status for gonorrhea.

Common Gonorrhea Symptoms

Gonorrhea often goes undetected because it does not cause any symptoms. When it does cause symptoms, however, they generally present in the genitals of both men and women. According to Mayo Clinic, the most common symptoms of gonorrhea in men include the following:

  • Painful urination
  • Pus-like discharge from the tip of the penis
  • Pain or swelling in one testicle

The most common symptoms in women, according to the same source, include:

  • Increased vaginal discharge
  • Painful urination
  • Vaginal bleeding between periods, such as after vaginal intercourse
  • Abdominal or pelvic pain

These symptoms could indicate the presence of gonorrhea.

How to Interpret Your Results

Your gonorrhea test will come back with either a positive or negative result. Should you receive a positive—or abnormal—result, that indicates you do have an active gonorrhea infection. If you receive a negative result, you do not have gonorrhea.

If you receive a positive result, you should seek treatment from a medical professional.

Once you get your results, it might seem overwhelming at first. But take the time to interpret your results to have a full understanding of your status. Your test results summary will most likely include the name of the test, a ‘result’, ‘reference range’ and ‘flag’.

The result indicates “reactive”, “non-reactive”, “detected”, “not-detected” or a value. If you see a value, this is a numerical measurement that is compared against the reference range to determine if the sample is normal or abnormal.

The “flag” value will indicate whether your test came back normal or abnormal. Normal ranges indicate you are not infected and an abnormal result could mean a possible infection.

For more detailed information, visit our Sample Test Results page to learn more about interpreting your results.

What Complications Are Possible From Gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea is highly transmittable and prevalent in our society. For that reason alone, it’s a good idea to be tested if you have a new sexual partner or if you believe you have come into any sexual contact with someone who has been infected with gonorrhea.

Beyond the common symptoms of gonorrhea, there are some possible complications that can occur as a result of infection. These complications include:

  • Increased susceptibility to other STIs
  • Infertility (in both men and women)
  • Testicular infection (men)
  • Prostate gland infection (men)
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (women)
  • Increased risk of transmission during birth

The good news is that gonorrhea is treatable, especially when it is caught soon after transmission.

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends these high-risk populations test for gonorrhea:

    • All sexually active women younger than 25 years
    • Pregnant women who are at risk
    • All sexually active gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men
  • Testing positive for gonorrhea indicates there is an active infection present.

    We offer treatment options for patients who test positive for chlamydia, gonorrhea, or trichomoniasis. If you receive a positive result, simply call and speak with a care counselor to schedule a phone consultation with a physician. Medication can be called into your local pharmacy, and no office visit is needed. We are partnered with physicians at PWNHealth so treatment can be prescribed if appropriate in all states. You must have a positive result before treatment can be authorized. The physician consult fee is $65.

  • In 2019, a total of 616,392 cases of gonorrhea were reported to the CDC. Though the numbers vary slightly from year to year, gonorrhea is generally one of the top notifiable conditions in the United States. (Notifiable indicates that the presence of gonorrhea must be reported to public health authorities).

  • Gonorrhea is highly transferrable through sexual contact with the penis, vagina, mouth, or an infected partner. The CDC states that gonorrhea can still be transmitted regardless of ejaculation. Gonorrhea can also be spread perinatally from mother to baby during childbirth.

    Testing promotes safety for you and your partners. Left undetected and untreated, gonorrhea can result in serious health issues for men and women, and it can be transferred to newborn babies.