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How to Diagnose Gonorrhea
Three tests are commonly used to diagnose gonorrhea:
- Gram stain-A sample of the discharge from the penis or cervix is taken. It is examined for the presence of bacteria. This test is more accurate for men than women.
- Nucleic acid probe test-Discharge or urine is tested for nucleic acids. These acids identify gonorrhea.
- Laboratory analysis-A smear of the discharge is taken. It is sent to a lab. After two days, it is checked for growth of the bacteria.
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