What is the Test-Point Gonorrhoea Home Test?
With the easy to use Test-Point Home Test, women can check whether they have caught gonorrhoea. This STD is caused by the bacterium Neisseria Gonorrhoeae. Neisseria Gonorrhoeae bacteria can nestle in the mucous membranes of the vagina, penis, eyes or throat, causing the area to become infected. Gonorrhoea is a highly contagious STD and is transmitted through unprotected sexual contact. If you suspect you may have contracted gonorrhoea you can take this test to be sure. The Test-Point Gonorrhoea Home Test is as reliable as a lab test, and is only suited for women.
What is it used for?
Gonorrhoea is one of the most common STDs. The great difficulty is that an infection can go without complaints for some time. By the time symptoms occur, the disease has often reached an advanced stage. Common symptoms in women include:
- Greater amount of vaginal discharge that has a different colour or smell than normal discharge;
- Pain during urination;
- Irregular spotting or bleeding between periods.
Gonorrhoea is contagious and can be passed from a pregnant woman to her baby. If left untreated it can cause serious complications such as ectopic pregnancy or infertility. It is therefore very important to determine a gonorrhoea infection at an early stage. This test provides this opportunity.
How to use the Test-Point Gonorrhoea Home Test
The test is very easy to use. In the package you will find a mixing tube and cotton swab. Use the cotton swab to collect a sample of vaginal fluid. See the package leaflet for precise instructions. If a chemical reaction occurs between the test fluid and vaginal fluid, it will change colour. Results are available within 12 minutes of the test being taken. If you have tested positive, please visit a doctor for treatment. Gonorrhoea is usually treated with antibiotics. It is also important to notify your (former) sexual contacts so that they can have themselves tested and treated as well.