When testing for gonorrhea, our lab uses the “nucleic acid amplification test.” It is very accurate and it’s FDA approved.
The lab will look for Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria in the urine. At this time, we do not offer throat and anal swabbing. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends annual throat and/or anal swabs if you’re a gay or bisexual man, or you’re transgender who practices oral or anal receptive sex.
Chlamydia and gonorrhea are tested together.
We recommend getting tested 2 weeks after you believe you were exposed. Followed up with another test in 6 to 12 weeks to confirm.
If you have been treated for Gonorrhea already, it’s important to be retested in 3 months to be sure of no new infections.
Gonorrhea testing is available only in our Morton Grove clinic and chlamydia and gonorrhea are tested together. You can order a Chlamydia/Gonorrhea test on its own, or as part of one of our STD Panels.