Gonococcus (Neisseria gonorrhoeae)

Applications: Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. In humans, infection is usually symptomatic, causing acute urethritis, prostatitis, epididymitis and periurethral abscess. In women the infection is asymptomatic in 80% of cases. Another form of vertical transmission is occurring during labor, the conjunctiva being the most affected place. The testing for gonorrhea by PCR methodology has high sensitivity and specificity and also is highly recommended for the cases mentioned above. This technique can also be applied with sensitivity in urine samples.


Material: 1 - First of urine stream.
2 - secretion (cervix, cervical, vaginal, urethral)
3 - secretion eye.
4 - Other materials (see).
Sample volume: Item 1 - 5 ml.
Patient prepare: 1 - 24 hours of sexual abstinence.
2 - Do not use vaginal creams and eggs.
3 - Do not perform internal washing or showers.
4 - Do not perform transvaginal ultrasound.
Observation: - Indicate medications used by the patient.
- In cases of previous examinations, send the results.

Refrigerated (2-8 ° C).


07 days.

Methodology: Real-Time PCR.
Delivery time: 03 working days.
Material transportation: The material must be transported chilled (dry ice) in styrofoam boxes.
Reciving deadline: 24 hours after submission.
Exam code: M-9017-1

Note: Send the material in the kit provided by the Genome Center.