Gonorrhea tests involve testing a sample of body fluid or urine to see if Reference gonorrhea Opens New Window bacteria (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) are present and may be the cause of an infection.
No gonorrhea Reference antigens Opens New Window or Reference DNA Opens New Window are found. If a culture is done, no gonorrhea bacteria grow in the culture. More testing for other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) may be needed to determine the cause of any symptoms.
Gonorrhea antigens or DNA are found. If a culture is done, gonorrhea bacteria grow in the culture.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference April 15, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Peter Shalit, MD, PhD - Internal Medicine