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Gonorrhea is a sexually-transmitted disease, not normally present in the body.

Specimens can be obtained from the urethra, cervix, rectum, pharynx, or suspicious discharges or drainage.

Positive results can be obtained through:

  • Gram's Stain (gram negative diplococci)
  • Culture
  • Direct Antigen

Normal Values*

Gonorrhea Negative

*These are general values taken from a variety of sources. The actual normal values may vary from lab to lab and from one type of testing protocol to another.

Source: Operational Medicine 2001,  Health Care in Military Settings, NAVMED P-5139, May 1, 2001, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Department of the Navy, 2300 E Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20372-5300