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Why Some Clinics Miss Oral Gonorrhea Test Results

Oral gonorrhea can be easily missed at some clinics and medical facilities. When infections go undiagnosed, they can cause major complications and the infection can then spread to more people. So, how does this happen? Let’s start at the beginning. In general, gonorrhea is a tricky infection. This is one reason it is the fourth most common sexually transmitted infection in United States.  But things get even trickier when infections are missed.

Why Some Clinics Miss Oral Gonorrhea Test Results

Gonorrhea can be found in three places on the body – the genitals, the mouth and the rectum.  The problem is that the standard test at a clinic or doctor’s office only tests for gonorrhea in the genital area. This is a good start, but anyone who practices oral or anal sex may have this infection in the mouth or rectum, where this standard test does not screen. This means that even if you get tested, the infection may be missed.  No diagnosis also means no treatment and more complications.

We’re not just blaming the clinics here. Often, the reason oral gonorrhea (or anal gonorrhea) is missed is because people are not always comfortable talking with their medical professional about their sexual activity.  While we urge you to trust your doctor, we also recognize that this process can be awkward, make you nervous, or in some cases even make you feel judged.  The truth is, if you aren’t fully open with your doctor, you may not get all of the tests you need.

Still, why not be certain that you are getting the tests that fit your personal lifestyle?  Luckily, now you can order these tests on your own without ever stepping into a doctor’s office.

The More Comprehensive Testing Option

At-home testing allows you to screen for infections at any time and from any place in just five minutes. If you practice oral or anal sex, a standard gonorrhea test is simply not enough to fully check your health status. Instead, you should be using an at-home “Extragenital” test from myLAB Box. This testing kit will screen not only your genitals, but also your mouth (to detect oral gonorrhea ), and your rectum (to detect anal gonorrhea). That’s why the Extragenital test is also called a “three-site” test. This test will also screen all three of these areas for chlamydia as well.  Chlamydia is even more prevalent than gonorrhea, so it definitely pays to check for this infection as well.

Screening all three areas will provide you with a far more comprehensive test, and from the comfort of your home. No need for nervousness, waiting rooms or awkward conversations. Just accurate, comprehensive testing.

Speaking of comprehensive testing, the most inclusive test that allows you to detect oral gonorrhea is myLAB Box’s Total Box. This test kit screens for the 14 most common infections in the United States – all with a single sample set.  This includes Chlamydia (genital, throat, + rectal) and Gonorrhea (genital, throat, + rectal), but also HIV (I & II), Hepatitis C, Herpes type-II (HSV-2), Syphilis, Trichomoniasis and Mycoplasma genitalium. Women who are 30 years of age and older can add the option to test for HPV as well.

How It Works

Now that you know why it works, let’s look at how it works:

  • Order a home testing kit You even get free shipping! In a matter of days, you will receive your test kit in the mail. Keep a look-out – it will be in a discreet package so that your personal business remains private.
  • Collect a sample using the easy-to-follow instructions. This step only takes five minutes. As mentioned above, it can be done at any time, and from any place.
  • Return your sample for testing. You can use the pre-paid return envelope that is included with your test kit. That’s right – more free shipping!
  • Receive your lab-certified results online in just days. You will get an email when your results are ready. Simply log into myLAB Box’s private and secure portal to get your results.

With myLAB Box’s comprehensive testing options, you never have to miss a diagnosis again.  Test from the comfort of home and get complete ease of mind!

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