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Our Medical Advisory Board has selected the most advanced gonorrhea test available: the Nucleic Acid Amplification Test. This highly accurate, FDA-approved test screens for the gonorrhea bacteria via urine sample for a fast, painless and private testing experience.

Gonorrhea Test Process

How to Test for Gonorrhea

First, order gonorrhea testing online, and then visit one of nearly 4,000 testing locations nationwide any time during operating hours. Appointments are never necessary. At the lab, you will provide a urine sample. All labs are FDA-approved and completely private. These labs offer a wide range of diagnostic testing, so no one will know the purpose of your visit.

Gonorrhea Test Results

Gonorrhea test results are available 1 to 5 business days after visiting the lab. Results can be viewed online in our password-protected portal or by phone.

Gonorrhea Test Details

Gonorrhea testing with getSTDtested.com is quick, accurate and embarrassment-free. This test is over 99% accurate and uses NAAT technology to screen for DNA of the gonorrhea bacteria in the urine. This gonorrhea test requires a small urine sample, provided at a local lab. Since testing is performed through urine, there is no pain, awkward examinations or need to undress.

Before Taking a Gonorrhea Test

When to get a Gonorrhea Test

The gonorrhea window period—the time between possible exposure and when the gonorrhea test can accurately detect the infection—is 7 to 10 days. When screening as a general checkup, gonorrhea testing is advised at least once a year, with or without symptoms.

Understanding Gonorrhea Symptoms

Gonorrhea is often asymptomatic, especially in women. When present, symptoms may include abnormal vaginal discharge, bleeding between menstrual cycles, pain during urination or abdominal pain. Gonorrhea symptoms in women can be so mild, they are mistaken for menstrual cramps. Men may experience penile discharge, discomfort during urination, or painful or swollen testicles.1 These symptoms can be mistaken for chlamydia, another common STD, so simultaneous testing is advised.

Why Test for Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is one of the most common curable STDs with an estimated 820,000 cases transmitted each year.2 But, it’s impossible to diagnose this STD without testing since symptoms can be vague or nonexistent. This STD is curable with antibiotics, but early diagnosis is important. If undiagnosed, gonorrhea can lead to permanent reproductive damage and complications, including pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility in women.

Positive? We’ll Help You With Gonorrhea Treatment

Our services go beyond STD testing. If test results return positive, certified STD counselors are standing by to discuss your treatment options. Staff doctors are available for a free, personal phone consultation to go over positive results, and they can even prescribe antibiotics to cure gonorrhea for a small fee.

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Additional Gonorrhea Resources

Sources:

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Gonorrhea – CDC Fact Sheet. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/std/gonorrhea/STDFact-gonorrhea.htm Last Updated February 2013. Accessed April 2013.
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Gonorrhea – CDC Fact Sheet. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/std/gonorrhea/STDFact-gonorrhea.htm Last Updated February 2013. Accessed April 2013.

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