Learn what you need to know about treating these common infections.
  • Vaginal infection
  • Bacterial infections
  • Fungal infection
  • Viral infections
  • Staph infections
 

 
 

 

Gonorrhea Exams & Tests


There are several different testing options for gonorrhea such as urine or swab tests that are put through laboratory analysis. Since other STDs commonly occur along with gonorrhea, your health care provider may also test you for other STDs at the same time, such as chlamydia, syphilis and HIV.

Tests used to diagnose gonorrhea in women include:

  • Cervical gram stain
  • Endocervical culture for gonorrhea

Tests used to diagnose gonorrhea in men include:

  • Gram stain of urethral discharge
  • Urethral discharge culture for gonorrhea

Tests used to diagnose gonorrhea in both men and women:

  • Throat swab culture
  • Rectal culture
  • Ligase chain reaction (LCR) test