Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea

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Gonorrhoea is a bacterial infection at first may cause a slight discharge from the vagina, penis, or anus. However, 50% of women and 10% of men with gonorrhoea have no symptoms at all. If the infection is not treated, it can lead to sterility and other complications. Gonorrhoea can be treated with antibiotics. Chlamydia trachomatis is often called "the silent epidemic" because infections are common yet many people do not realize that they are infected. Only one in four infected people have symptoms of a slight discharge and stinging on passing urine. It is the commonest STD in the UK. This bacterial disease is easily cured with antibiotics but can have serious health consequences if left untreated.

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These tests are looking for evidence of the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis, the most common bacterial sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United Kingdom, and the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, which causes the STD gonorrhoea. Gonorrhoea is easily treated but can cause severe reproductive and health problems if left untreated.

Incubation period

1 to 3 weeks, up to 6 weeks.

Methodology

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR).

Preparation

Please tell your doctor or healthcare professional about the use of antibiotics, as they may affect test results. You may be instructed to wait for one to two hours after you last urinated before collecting a urine sample. Follow any instructions you are given.

Indications

A doctor may request the test if you have symptoms such as (for women) a yellow or bloody vaginal discharge, bleeding associated with vaginal intercourse, or burning/painful urination; or (for men) pus discharging from the penis or a burning sensation during urination.


However, about 70% of infected women and 50% of infected men show no active symptoms, but can still infect a sexual partner without knowing. Risk factors for Chlamydia infection include age under 25 years, having new or multiple sexual partners, having sex with someone who has other partners, and not using barrier contraceptives such as condoms. You may wish, or your doctor may suggest, that you be screened for the infection if you have any these risk factors.

Interpretation

A positive test indicates an active infection that requires treatment with a course of antibiotics.

Disclaimer

The laboratory test results are NOT to be interpreted as results of a "stand-alone" test. The test results have to be interpreted after correlating with suitable clinical findings and additional supplemental tests/information. Your healthcare providers will explain the meaning of your tests results, based on the overall clinical scenario. Certain medications that you may be currently taking may influence the outcome of the test. Hence, it is important to inform your healthcare provider of the complete list of medications (including any herbal supplements) you are currently taking. This will help the healthcare provider interpret your test results more accurately and avoid unnecessary chances of a misdiagnosis.

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