M183-3

Urethra: Neisseria gonorrhoeae  – Shipped November 05, 2018 –

HISTORY

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

  1. NAATs are the preferred assays for detection because of increased sensitivity while retaining specificity in low-prevalence populations.
  2. Culture should be performed for antimicrobial sensitivity testing in patients with persisting infection, symptoms following treatment or if treatment failure is suspected.

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