You can have a test to find out if you have gonorrhea or chlamydia. This kind of test checks for the bacteria that cause these sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
There are different ways to test for the bacteria. Most tests use either a urine sample or a sample of body fluid. A fluid sample can come from inside the tip of the penis or from inside the rectum or vagina.
These tests may be done to:
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and
call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to keep a
list of the medicines you take. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have
your test results.
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Current as of:
May 27, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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