WHAT IS CERVICAL CULTURE FOR NEISSERIA GONORRHOEAE TEST?
- gonorrhoeaeis a pyogenic, gram-negative, oxidase-positive coccus that is an obligate parasite of humans. It is the causative organism of the sexually transmitted infection called “gonorrhoea.”N. gonorrhoeae inhabits the mucous membranes of the genital tract and may also be found in the oral mucosa of clients who have engaged in oral sex with a partner infected with N. gonorrhoeae. The symptoms include dysuria, purulent urethral discharge, proctitis, and pharyngitis. Females are often asymptomatic. Left untreated, gonorrhoea leads to skin lesions, arthritis, meningitis, and reproductive problems. The cervix is the best site for obtaining accurate culture specimens in females.