Urethra: Neisseria gonorrhoeae – Shipped November 05, 2018 –
A simulated urethral swab collected from 28 year old male, test of cure, was sent to category A laboratories.
Participants were expected to isolate Neisseria gonorrhoeae and report to Public Health authorities.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M183-3
- NAATs are the preferred assays for detection because of increased sensitivity while retaining specificity in low-prevalence populations.
- Culture should be performed for antimicrobial sensitivity testing in patients with persisting infection, symptoms following treatment or if treatment failure is suspected.