Neisseria gonorrhoeae

STD, molecular diagnostics

Neisseria gonorrhoeae is an STD that is caused by a bacterium. This STD can cause an infection in the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus and/or throat. If an infection with Neisseria gonorrhoeae is suspected, Eurofins | NMDL-LCPL can confirm or exclude this for you. Due to its high sensitivity and high specificity, PCR is the best choice for detecting Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

For more information, contact us or consult the Dutch College of General Practitioners┬┤ STD decision tree here.

How do you send in the sample?

Examination for Neisseria gonorrhoeae differs between men and women. For a man the test can be done by sending in urine, a rectal swab or an oral swab. For a woman, the test can be done by sending in a vaginal swab, a rectal swab or an oral swab. You fix the swab or urine in the Cobas tube and send it to us by post. You will receive the result within five working days. The guideline that we follow is a multidisciplinary guideline of the Nederlandse Vereniging voor Dermatologie en Venereologie (NVDV - Dutch Society for Dermatology and Venereology) and the Nederlandse Vereniging voor Medische Microbiologie (NVMM - Dutch Society for Medical Microbiology).

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