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Gonorrhea is a very common sexually transmitted disease which is caused by bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It affects both men and women, but it is more commonly found in men. Gonorrhea spreads through vaginal, anal or oral intercourse with an infected person.
Symptoms of Gonorrhea in men:
Symptoms of Gonorrhea in women:
Gonorrhea can also affect other parts of the body and produce symptoms like
The length of time that gonorrhea can be detected in urine varies, but typically it can be detected for up to two weeks after the initial infection. However, the exact amount of time that gonorrhea can be detected in urine can be influenced by several factors, such as the severity of the infection, the individual's immune system, and the presence of other infections.
A urine based test to detect DNA of the bacteria using PCR method , also called as NAAT is a very sensitive technique to detect gonorrhea. The other option is to take a swab from the urethra in males and vagina in female and culture the bacteria.
The accuracy of a urine test for gonorrhea depends on several factors, including the timing of the test and the individual's specific circumstances. In general, urine tests for gonorrhea is considered to be highly accurate when performed correctly and the results interpreted appropriately.
Gonorrhea can be detected in urine can be influenced by several factors, such as the severity of the infection, the individual's immune system, and the presence of other infections.
Normally report TAT 48-72 Hr in working days.
Doctor may recommend follow-up testing several weeks after treatment to ensure that the infection has been fully treated and to monitor for re-infection.