A gonorrhea test is an easy and quick way to find out if you have an infection. Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted disease that is transmitted by unprotected sexual intercourse. Neisseria gonorrhoeae, which causes the disease, can also infect other tissues and cause severe throat pain, inflammation of the rectus and inflammation of the vagina and urinary tract, which causes burning pain when urinating.
In women, the first symptoms are usually vaginal discharge, increased need to urinate, and urinary discomfort. The spread of the bacterium into the fallopian tube and abdominal cavity can lead to fever and severe lower abdominal pain. In women, gonorrhea is a common cause of pelvic inflammatory disease, which can cause internal abscesses, long-term pelvic pain, external pregnancies of the uterus, egg horn damage and infertility. In men, urination stings and there is secretion in the urethra.
The incubation period for males is 2-5 days, for females 2-3 weeks.
- CE marked for professional use
- The package includes all the necessary tools for a 40-fold test to investigate gonorrhea infection for women and men. (note: only 1 bottle of buffer solution)
Gonorrhea test instruction:
Allow test cartridges, reagents, controls and samples to balance to room temperature (15-30 °C) before starting the test.
- Take the test cartridge from its sealed foil pouch and place it on a clean table.
- From a woman, take a sample of the cervical canal. First remove excess mucus from the sampling area with a cotton swab and throw it in the trash. Insert the sampling stick deep into the cervical canal until its cotton tip is largely invisible. The gonorrhea bacteria thrives in the column and cube epithelial cell from which a sample should be taken. Turn the cotton swab 360 degrees in the same direction (clockwise or counterclockwise), pressing it hard against the cervical wall. Leave the sampling stick in place for 15 seconds, then pull it out without touching off-cervical parts or vagina. Do not use saliin (0.9% NaCl) at any time of work.
- Place the extraction tube in the pipe rack and add 5 drops (300 μl) of colourless reagent 1 (red cap).
- Immediately insert a swab taken from a woman’s cervix or a man’s urethra into the extraction tube and extract the swab by squeezing the tube from the bottom and swirling the stick vigorously in solution at least 15 times. Then let the stick stand peacefully in the extraction tube for 2 minutes.
- Add 4 drops (≈200 μl) to the extract pipe 2 (yellow cap) to cloud the solution in the tube. Squeeze the tube again from the bottom and roll the sample stick 15 times, during which time the solution will clear and become light green or blue-tinted. If there was blood on the sample, the solution turns yellow or brown. Allow the stick to stand peacefully in the extraction tube for 1 minute.
- Then pull out the sample stick, draining the liquid from the sampled tube as carefully as possible into the extract pipe by pressing and rotating the swab against the inner wall of the tube, and then pulling it out of the tube pressed between the pipe walls. Discard the sample stick. Close the pipe with a drip cap.
- Squeeze 3 drops (≈100 μl) from the closed extract pipe with a drip cap to the sample well S of the cartridge, taking care not to create air bubbles. Start the clock.
Read the result
- Allow red zones to form in peace. Read the result after 10 minutes (no longer after more than 30 minutes).
- The result is positive if, after 10 minutes, there is a weak red-tinted test line in zone T below a clear control line (zone C).
- When no T-line is created, but the C-line is clear, the sample did not contain a observed amount of gonorrhea bacteria.
- The result is invalid and the test fails whenever the C line is not displayed.
From the man, take a sample of the uretary tube. Make sure that at least one hour has passed since urination. Push the sampling stick 2-4 cm into the urettuary tube, spin 360 degrees in the same direction, leave in place for 10 seconds, then pull off. Don’t use salin.
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This product is CE marked and tested by healthcare professionals. The test is equipped with a Finnish user manual. It is important to follow the instructions and interpret them correctly. Tests have not been studied in home use.