Gonorrhea Test Kit- Anal
This is a discreet at-home test that can detect gonorrhea, a common sexually transmitted bacterial infection, that may be present in the rectum. Both gonorrhea and chlamydia can lead to complications if undetected. They have similar symptoms which makes it more accurate to get them tested together.
Tests results may take 2-3 business days once the specimen is received by the laboratory.
What is Gonorrhea?
Gonorrhea is sexually transmitted diseases affecting men and women of all ages. You can contract gonorrhea by having vaginal, anal and oral sex with an infected person.This bacterial infection can involve the genitals, mouth and rectum. If the infected person is a male, he does not need to ejaculate to pass on the infection. Pregnant women who are infected with chlamydia and gonorrhea can pass the infection to their baby at birth. Most infected individuals do not show any symptoms; but, some report numerous warning signs. Chlamydia, for example, will not show any sign not until several weeks after exposure.
Both men and women can have the infection in their rectum. This could be caused by having receptive anal sex; or the result of another infected site that spread to the rectum. When the infection is in the rectum, an individual will experience rectal pain, diarrhea, swelling from the anus, discharge and bleeding. If left untreated, it could lead to a higher risk of contracting other sexual infections like HIV.
Gonorrhea’s symptoms start appearing between two and fourteen days after exposure. According to Mayo Clinic, these include anal itching, having to strain during bowel movements, having spots of red blood when cleaning after passing stool, and having rectum discharges. Anal gonorrhea is also transmitted while having unprotected anal sex. Its symptoms are rarely experienced; but still, the bacteria can easily spread and infect others. Anal Gonorrhea is usually treated with an injection of antibiotic.
The best way to prevent anal gonorrhea is abstinence. Sexually active individuals need to practice proper latex condoms usage, monogamy. They also need to know if their partner is infected. An infected person needs to stop any sexual activity until the doctor clears him or her.
Why take the at-home Gonorrhea – Anal test?
Taking the anal gonorrhea at-home test will help screen and detect the presence of any of this bacteria in the rectum. It can also help assess the spread of the infection and evaluate the treatment followed.
People who engage in unsafe anal sex, like men who have sex with men, have to be tested for anal infections. When administered at-home, the rectal swab test can be a quick and simple test that is discreet. When you normally take the ordinary genital swab tests or the urine tests, you are assessing the infection in these two areas. However, you will not know if you have the bacteria in your rectum. Detecting rectal gonorrhea infections is necessary to prevent serious complications.
People who are experiencing symptoms of anal chlamydia or gonorrhea infections need to get tested to understand their symptoms and treat an existing infection before it spreads.
What can cause false results?
There are no medications that can have any effects on the anal infections caused by gonorrhea. However, taking the test too early after exposure (not taking into consideration the incubation period of the bacteria) will give a false negative result. In that case, if infection is suspected, you need to retake the test at the right time.
What your at-home Gonorrhea – Anal test results mean?
Having a positive/detected test for gonorrhea means that you have an active infection caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae while a negative/not detected test result marks the absence of this bacterium in the anus.
Where can I get an at-home Gonorrhea – Anal test?
This test kit will be mailed to you via USPS. You will receive an anal swab, as well as other test kit materials. Please review all instructions prior to performing this test. Specimens should be shipped via USPS back to the laboratory. Results take 2-3 days upon receipt of the specimen by the laboratory.
TEST KIT REFUND POLICY- Kits can be cancelled anytime prior to sending the specimen to the lab. There is a $25 fee to cover the kit costs and shipping. So a full refund is minus $25.
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If you have selected the option to have an At Home Test Kit delivered to you, you will receive your test kit in the mail within 5 to 7 business days. (Not all tests are available as At Home Test Kits.)
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