Gonorrhoea by DNA Swab, Free with Vaginal Microbiome Testing.

Gonorrhoea by DNA Swab, Free with Vaginal Microbiome Testing.

Understanding Gonorrhoea Testing by DNA Swab

In today's world, where sexually transmitted infections have become a common concern, it is essential to get tested periodically. Gonorrhoea, a bacterial infection, is one such STI that is highly contagious and can cause severe health problems if left untreated. Until recently, the most common way to test for gonorrhoea was by a urine sample. However, with advancements in technology, scientists have come up with a faster and more accurate method, DNA Swab testing. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of gonorrhoea testing by DNA Swab and why it is critical to get tested regularly.

What is Gonorrhoea?

Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection, which can affect both men and women. The symptoms are not always visible, but common symptoms include discharge from the penis or vagina, pain during sex or urination, and inflammation of the genitals. If left untreated, it can lead to severe complications such as infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease (in women), and an increased risk of HIV transmission.

Traditional Testing Methods

Traditionally, gonorrhoea was diagnosed by taking a sample of urine from the infected individual. However, this method was flawed in that there can be false negative results, making it difficult to detect the bacteria. Urine samples were also more complicated to obtain, leading to delays in diagnosis and treatment.

The Advantages of DNA Swab Testing

A DNA Swab test is a more accurate and efficient way to detect gonorrhoea. In this method, a swab is taken from the infected site, and the bacterial DNA is analyzed in a laboratory. This method can detect gonorrhoea even when it is present in small amounts and can identify the specific strain of bacteria causing the infection. Because of this, doctors can tailor the treatment more accurately, ensuring that the infection is dealt with completely. Blue Horizon currently include DNA gonorrhoea testing with every Vaginal Microbiome Test.

How Does DNA Swab Testing Work?

The procedure for a DNA swab test is simple and efficient. Order a Vaginal Microbione Test kit dfrom Blue Horizon and we'll include a test for not just gonorrhoea, but for Chlamydia too. The swab is then sent to a laboratory for analysis. The result is usually available within 25 days for everything, and if the test is positive, your doctor will start you on the appropriate treatment.

Importance of Regular Gonorrhoea Testing

Regular testing is critical in preventing the spread of gonorrhoea, as many people with the infection show no symptoms. Gonorrhoea can also lead to severe complications, which can be avoided with early diagnosis and treatment. DNA Swab testing has made it easier to detect this STI accurately and quickly, ensuring that people get the treatment they need and reducing the risk of spreading the disease to others.


In conclusion, the importance of regular gonorrhoea testing cannot be overstated. With DNA swab testing, we now have an efficient and accurate way to detect this highly contagious and dangerous STI. If you are sexually active, it is essential to get tested regularly to ensure that you are not infected, and if you are, to get the appropriate treatment. Remember, regular testing not only benefits you, but also it is contributing to the larger effort of preventing the spread of STIs in the community.

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