The one-step strip-style gonorrhea test is a qualitative rapid test for the visual detection of gonorrhea antigen, in the secretory specimen from the urogenital system, as an aid in the diagnosis of gonococcal infection.
Summary and explanation
The one-step cassette-style gonorrhea test is a rapid direct-binding test for the visual detection of gonorrhea antigen, in the secretory specimen from the urogenital system, to aid in the diagnosis of gonococcal infection. It is based on the principle of double sandwich immunoassay for the detection of gonorrhea antigen in the secretory sample. Monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies are used to specifically identify gonorrhea.
Both the sensitivity and the specificity of the test are higher than those of current methods, which often involve long hours of culture of the collected sample. Test results are not affected by any medications you are taking. The results are read visually without any instrumentation. This test is ideal for analyzing specimen samples that contain at least 1 x 105 bacteria per ml.