Chlamydia/Gonococcus, NAA (No urination one hour prior)
The Chlamydia/Gonococcus, NAA lab test is used to detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae are the most frequently reported sexually-transmitted diseases in the US. In 2002, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published guidelines for laboratory testing that emphasized the use of nucleic acid amplification tests in screening for Chlamydia trachomatis and also for Neisseria gonorrhoeae when conditions of transport could compromise viability of the organism. Other guidelines have recommended Chlamydia screening for all women, ages 15 to 25, as well as testing pregnant women during their first trimester for both Chlamydia and Neisseria. In some settings, the fact that both Neisseria and Chlamydia testing can be performed on the
When to Get Tested?
For screening: may be recommended if you are sexually active, pregnant or considering pregnancy, or at increased risk for this sexually transmitted disease (STD) For diagnosis: when you have symptoms of this STD, such as pain during urination or bowel movements, anal discharge, itching, soreness, or bleeding, increased vaginal discharge or vaginal bleeding between menstrual periods (in females), or penile discharge or painful, swollen testicles (in males); when a newborn has conjunctivitis
A swab of secretion or discharge from the infected area or a first-catch urine sample
Test Preparation Needed?
Tell your doctor about use of antibiotics or, for women, douches or vaginal creams within 24 hours before testing vaginal samples, as they may affect test results. For a urine sample, you may be instructed to wait one to two hours after you last urinated before collecting a urine sample. Follow the instructions you are given.same specimen, testing for both can be an effective strategy.