Gonorrhea Rapid Test


Gonorrhea (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) is a very common STD; Gonorrhea is a purulent inflammation of mucous membrane surfaces caused by a sexually transmitted microorganism, Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Virtually any mucous membrane can be infected. This bacterial infection may at first cause a slight discharge from the vagina, penis, or anus. If the Gonorrhea infection is not treated, it can lead to sterility and other complications.

Product Information:
Results In: 15 Minutes
Specimen: Endocervical Swab, Urine Spindle
Screen For: Neisseria gonorrhoeae

This Home Bio Test Gonorrhea Test is a rapid direct binding test for the visual detection of gonorrhea antigen in both men & women; using a secretory specimen and urine from the urogenital system, used as an aid in the diagnosis of gonococcus infection with the latest in Colloidal Gold Technology.

Medical Note: Coinfection of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) is very common. In fact, up to half of patients diagnosed with either infection may be infected with both and, therefore, it is important to test for both Chlamydia and Gonorrhea at the same time.

Features & Benefits
Registered Medical Device
Easy To Use Testing Proceedure for both Men & Women
Three Simple Steps - Add Sample & Reagent Developer
Laboratory Accurate Colloidal Gold Technology
Easy-to-read Color Band Signal with Built-in Test Control
Confidential Results Results in 10 Minutes
High Sensitivity & Specificity
No Additional Instrumentation Required
For In Vitro Professional Use Only
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Key to Simple Results for AT Firstâ„¢ Tests
Control line (C): a colored Control line indicates the test is COMPLETE and has worked properly.
Test line (T): a colored Test line indicates the test is POSITIVE
Sample well (S): Add test sample & reagent
What is gonorrhea?
Gonorrhea is one of the common bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It is caused by the bacterium neisseria gonorrhoeae and can infect the cervix, uterus, and fallopian tubes of women and the urethra, mouth, throat, and rectum of both men and women. Because the signs of gonorrhea often go unnoticed, an individual can develop serious health complications before they recognize they are infected.

Is it common?
Each year approximately 650,000 people in the US are infected with gonorrhea. Approximately 75% of all reported gonorrhea cases in the US are found in individuals 15 to 29-years-old. The highest rates of infection are usually found in 15 to 19-year-old women and 20 to 24-year-old men.

How is it transmitted?
Gonorrhea can be transmitted during vaginal, anal, or oral sex and can be transmitted even if there are no signs or symptoms of infection. Since the bacteria can live for up to 4 hours outside of the body, people can also get gonorrhea from casual contact, although this is rare. The bacteria can be transmitted to different areas of the body through infected hands, or by sharing clothing such as bathing suits or using washcloths of infected individuals soon after they have used them. It can also be passed from an infected mother to her newborn during vaginal childbirth.

What are the symptoms?
Gonorrhea can be present in an individual without producing symptoms. 90% of women may have no symptoms at all and even when a woman does have symptoms, they can be confused with urinary tract infections (UTIs) or vaginal infections. Often, the first indication a woman is infected may arise when a partner is diagnosed. In women, symptoms may include:
Burning during urination
Yellowish-greenish discharge from the vagina
Pain in the pelvic or abdominal area
Unusual vaginal bleeding
Painful sexual activity
Bleeding after sexual activity
Swelling or tenderness of the vulva
Arthritic pain
Men are more likely to have symptoms, but symptoms in men can also go undetected. In men, symptoms may include:
Burning during urination
Yellowish-white discharge from the penis
Swollen or painful testicles
For both genders, gonorrhea infection may also occur in the throat, causing a minor sore throat or no symptoms at all and may also occur in the rectum, causing pus-like or bloody discharge, anal itching, soreness, bleeding, and sometimes painful bowel movements.

How soon after exposure to gonorrhea will symptoms appear?
If symptoms appear, they usually appear in women within 10 days and in men within 2 to 5 days, but can take as long as 30 days to surface. Even if you don't have symptoms, you can spread the infection to others if you don't use condoms or dental dams during sex.
How is it treated?
Gonorrhea infections are treated with antibiotics. All partners must be treated. Once you are treated you will also need follow-up cultures and an examination. Although it is generally easy to treat, some gonorrhea organisms are becoming resistant to antibiotic drug treatment. Even if symptoms are relieved, it is important to take the entire prescription to make sure the infection is gone.

If you find out that you are infected with gonorrhea, you should also notify your sex partner(s) so that they can be treated, even if they don't have symptoms. This will reduce the risk of your partner(s) experiencing complications from an infection and will reduce your risk of being re-infected. You should not have sex with your partner(s) until you complete your treatment, and your partner(s) are tested and receive their treatment.

If you have had gonorrhea in the past and have been treated, you can get the disease again if you have sexual contact with an infected person.

Can gonorrhea infections be dangerous?
If left untreated, gonorrhea may cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and ectopic pregnancy in women, and sterility, arthritis, and heart problems in both women and men.

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  • Model: Gonorrhea-T
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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 23 October, 2009.

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