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6487-3Neisseria gonorrhoeae Ag [Presence] in Genital specimen by ImmunoassayDiscouraged

Status Information

Antigen testing for Neisseria gonorrhoeae has fallen out of favor and has little place in modern practice given the fact that better tests exist.

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 Ag

Additional Names

Short Name
N gonorrhoea Ag Genital Ql IA
Display Name
N. gonorrhoeae Ag IA Ql (Genital specimen)

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 1.0f
Last Updated
Version 2.56
Change Reason
The PrThr property is used for LOINC terms whose results are reported using an ordered categorical scale, regardless of whether or not an internal threshold was used to make that determination. This change was approved by the Laboratory LOINC Committee in June 2016.; The EIA method, which was always intended to cover more than just enzyme-linked immunoassay and whose display name for the long common name has always been Immunoassay, was renamed IA in order to eliminate ambiguity about whether the method has a broader meaning than just enzyme-linked immunoassay. Likewise, EIA.rapid was renamed IA.rapid. These changes were approved by the Laboratory LOINC Committee in June 2016.
Order vs. Observation

Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name
86636-8 Family planning report - FPAR 2.0 set
54037-7 HEDIS 2009 panel
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

Member of these Groups

LG34217-6 Neisseria gonorrhoeae Ag|PrThr|Sys:ANYGU

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (CHINA)
淋病奈瑟菌 抗原:存在情况或阈值:时间点:生殖器:序数型:免疫测定法
Neisseria gonorrhoeae Ag:aanwezigheid:moment:genitaal monster:ordinaal:immunoassay
et-EEEstonian (ESTONIA)
Neisseria gonorrhoeae antigeen:PrThr:Pt:Gen:Ord:IA
fr-BEFrench (BELGIUM)
Neisseria gonorrhoeae Ag:PrThr:Temps ponctuel:Génital:Ordinal:IA
fr-CAFrench (CANADA)
Neisseria gonorrhoeae , Ag:Présence-Seuil:Temps ponctuel:Génital:Ordinal:IA
el-GRGreek (GREECE)
Ναϊσσέρια της γονόρροιας Αντιγόνο:PrThr:Χρονική στιγμή:Γεννητικό:Τακτική:IA
it-ITItalian (ITALY)
Neisseria gonorrhoeae , Ag:PrThr:Pt:Genitale:Ord:IA
임균 항원:임의농도:검사시점:생식기:순위척도:효소면역측정법
pt-BRPortuguese (BRAZIL)
Neisseria gonorrhoeae Ag:ACnc:Pt:Genital:Ord:Imunoensaio
Neisseria gonorrhoeae Аг:PrThr:ТчкВрм:Генитальный:Пор:IA
es-ARSpanish (ARGENTINA)
[antígeno de] Neisseria gonorrhoeae [Ag]:concentración arbitraria:punto en el tiempo:genital:ordinal:enzimoinmunoanálisis
es-ESSpanish (SPAIN)
Neisseria gonorrhoeae Antígeno:PrThr:Punto temporal:Genital:Ord:IA
tr-TRTurkish (TURKEY)
Neisseria gonorrhoeae Ag:MevcEşik:Zmlı:Genital:Srl:İA

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