Version 2.67

53762-1Neisseria gonorrhoeae IgG Ab [Titer] in SerumDiscouraged

Status Information

Neisseria gonorrhoeae antibody testing does not distinguish between past and acute infection and has little clinical or public health value, except perhaps in relation to fertility testing.

Term Description

N gonorrhoea is a nonmotile gram-negative diplococcus identified as the cause of a sexually-transmitted infection(STI). Gonorrhea is the second most commonly reported notifiable disease in the United States. The highest reported rates of infection are among sexually active teenagers, young adults, and African Americans. Gonorrhoea is a common cause of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease(PID), infertility, and ectopic pregnancy in women. Infection with gonorrhoea also increases the risk for the acquisition and transmission of human immunodeficiency virus(HIV). Single, high titer antibody levels may indicate past or current infection. A fourfold increase in titer between acute and convalescent specimens is considered indicative of current or recent infection. Information from ARUP Laboratories and Centers for Disease Control(CDC) 2007 11 08.
Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Part Description

LP14316-1   Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Neisseria gonorrhoeae are gram-negative cocci usually seen in pairs with the adjacent sides flattened. Pili, filament-like appendages, extend from the cell surface and have a role in adherence. Gonorrhea is usually acquired by sexual contact. Men and women aged 15-29 have the highest incidence of gonorrhea. Number of sexual partners, sexual practices and preference, condom use and population mobility contribute to disease incidence. The most frequent sites are the cervix, urethra, rectum, pharynx and conjunctiva. The most common symptom in men is discharge that may be scanty and clear or cloudy to copious and purulent, and often dysuria. Asymptomatic men are an important reservoir for transmission. Endocervical infection is the most common form of infection in women. Ocular infections occur most commonly in newborns who are exposed in the birth canal and can lead to corneal scarring or perforation. Gonococcal bacteremia may lead to disseminated infection including pelvic inflammatory disease in as many as 15 percent of women, leading to an increased probability of infertility and ectopic pregnancy. While antibiotics have successfully treated gonorrhea for decades, N. gonorrhoeae has developed antimicrobial resistance to every drug used for treatment. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends combination therapy using two antimicrobials with different mechanisms of action (e.g., a cephalosporin plus azithromycin) to improve treatment efficacy and potentially slow the spread of resistance to cephalosporins. [NCBI Books:NBK7650] [CDC:std/tg2015/gonorrhea] Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Fully-Specified Name

Neisseria gonorrhoeae Ab.IgG

Additional Names

Short Name
N gonorrhoea IgG Titr Ser
Display Name
N. gonorrhoeae IgG (S) [Titer]

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 2.26
Last Updated
Version 2.36
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Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name
57820-3 HEDIS 2010 panel
60442-1 HEDIS 2011 panel
67767-4 HEDIS 2012 panel
72199-3 HEDIS 2013 panel
74234-6 HEDIS 2014 Value Sets

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (CHINA)
淋病奈瑟菌 抗体.IgG:滴定度:时间点:血清:定量型:
Neisseria gonorrhoeae As.IgG:titer:moment:serum:kwantitatief:
et-EEEstonian (ESTONIA)
Neisseria gonorrhoeae antikehad.IgG:Titr:Pt:S:Qn:
fr-BEFrench (BELGIUM)
Neisseria gonorrhoeae Anticorps. IgG:Titre:Temps ponctuel:Sérum:Quantitatif:
fr-CAFrench (CANADA)
Neisseria gonorrhoeae , IgG:Titre:Temps ponctuel:Sérum:Quantitatif:
de-DEGerman (GERMANY)
Neisseria gonorrhoeae Ak.IgG:Titr:Pkt:Ser:Qn:
el-GRGreek (GREECE)
Ναϊσσέρια της γονόρροιας IgG ανοσοσφαιρίνη:Τίτλος:Χρονική στιγμή:Ορός:Ποσοτική:
it-ITItalian (ITALY)
Neisseria gonorrhoeae , Ab.IgG:Titr:Pt:Siero:Qn:
pt-BRPortuguese (BRAZIL)
Neisseria gonorrhoeae Ac.IgG:Título:Pt:Soro:Qn:
Neisseria gonorrhoeae Ат.IgG:Титр:ТчкВрм:Сыв:Колич:
es-ESSpanish (SPAIN)
Neisseria gonorrhoeae IgG:Titulo / Factor de dilución:Punto temporal:Suero:Qn:
tr-TRTurkish (TURKEY)
Neisseria gonorrhoeae Ab.IgG:Titr:Zmlı:Ser:Kant:

Example Units

Unit Source
{titer} Example UCUM Units

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