WHAT IS GENITAL (NEISSERIA GONORRHOEAE) TEST?
N. gonorrhoeae is a pyogenic, gram-negative, oxidase-positive coccus that is an obligate parasite of humans. It is the causative organism of the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea. N. gonorrhoeae inhabits the mucous membranes of the genital tract and may also be found in the oral mucosa of clients who engage in oral sex and in the rectum of clients who engage in anal sex. 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. N. gonorrhoeae is most often found in the urethra of males and the cervix and perineum of females.