Gonorrhea Test Details
Gonorrhea is a very common STD and can infect any sexually active individual. Accurate testing ensures that not only your health is protected from potential long-term complications, but you also help prevent the spreading of the infection to current or future sexual partners. Bacteria is the root cause of gonorrhea, and it is easily spread through sexual activity with an infected person, including vaginal, anal, and oral sex, whether symptoms are present or not. Thankfully, it is easily treated with antibiotics, but most individuals don’t get tested or delay treatment due to a lack of obvious symptoms, allowing the infection to continue to spread.
Regardless of symptom presence, untreated gonorrhea can lead to severe health complications. Gonorrhea can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), scar tissue that blocks the fallopian tubes, an increased risk of ectopic pregnancies, infertility, and long-term pelvic or abdominal pain. In rare cases, gonorrhea may spread into the bloodstream causing disseminated gonococcal infection (DGI), a life-threatening condition characterized by arthritis, tenosynovitis, and dermatitis.
The Priority STD gonorrhea test identifies the presence of the specific bacteria responsible for the infection, Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Testing is FDA-approved, prioritizing your privacy to ensure you get the results you need. When you choose Priority STD, there are no surprise fees, no long waits to receive testing supplies or results, and no uncomfortable situations.
When you’re in need of gonorrhea testing, you don’t want to wait. Ordering a test through Priority STD can be done discreetly online or over the phone. Once your order is placed, you can visit any of the 4,000 private testing locations same-day with no appointment needed. Because these collection facilities perform a variety of health testing, no one will know why you’re there, and the facilities themselves are professional and value your privacy. Your sample will be analyzed and results will be provided to you through Priority STD’s secure patient login within 24-72 hours. You will receive an email when the full results are ready, and care counselors are available to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your results.
The gonorrhea test requires only a urine sample, so the test is easy and pain-free. The lab technician will provide you with clear instructions during your visit to ensure no contamination for the most accurate results. If you test positive for chlamydia, Priority STD offers easy access to antibiotic treatment, or you can contact your healthcare provider with your results for treatment options.
Priority STD only uses CLIA-certified labs and they meet the high standards to obtain both state and federal certifications.
What the Priority STD Gonorrhea Test Measures and How it Works
The Priority STD gonorrhea test detects the presence of the bacteria in urine using an Aptima nucleic acid amplification test. This form of testing is highly sensitive, providing a higher accuracy rate than tests that solely utilize microscopes.
For the most reliable results, it’s recommended to wait at least 72 hours post-exposure before getting tested to allow the bacteria enough time to pass the incubation period and become readable on a test. If a test is taken too soon, you may receive a false-negative result, leading to further spread of infection and health complications. Should you get tested and are concerned you may have done so too soon after exposure, wait a few months to re-test. Be sure that if you are waiting for testing, do not participate in sexual activity to avoid potentially spreading gonorrhea to others.
Ordering a gonorrhea test from Priority STD can be done easily online or over the phone. Once the order is processed, you can visit a collection facility on the same day with no appointment necessary. At the location, you will be asked to provide a urine sample with instructions on how to collect to avoid contamination. Your sample will be handled by professional lab technicians, so there is minimal risk of lost or damaged samples as there would be through shipping. After analysis, you will receive an email once full results are available, and you can access your results 24/7 through Priority STD’s secure patient login. You can also contact their care counselors to discuss your results and treatment options, if necessary. Antibiotic treatment is available for additional purchase through Priority STD, or you can share your results with your physician at an office visit.
Because the gonorrhea test from Priority STD is performed by a professional collection facility and CLIA-certified laboratory, your results will be highly accurate.
What’s Included with Each Priority STD Gonorrhea Test
- Discreet gonorrhea testing from a local, professional collection facility
- Same-day visits available, or your order is valid for 90 days from purchase for testing that’s convenient with your schedule
- No waiting for test materials
- No shipping required
- Fast, reliable results available within 24-72 hours
Why Choose the Priority STD Gonorrhea Test?
- The Priority STD gonorrhea test is a highly accurate, non-invasive urine test
- All labs working with Priority STD are CLIA-certified, indicating they meet the high standards in order to obtain state and federal certifications, and are submitted to regular inspections
- Priority STD is a HIPAA-compliant company with FDA-approved testing
- Results are easy to understand and you are provided with guidance toward next steps to achieve health and wellness
- Same-day visits are available with no appointment necessary
- Priority STD provides the necessary information to file a self-claim with insurance for reimbursement – no direct insurance billing to keep results off your permanent health record