Neisseria gonorrhoeae is a species of Gram-negative diplococci bacteria causing gonorrhea, a serious public health issue (52,995 cases were reported from 28 EU countries). Neisseria gonorrhoeae is sexually transmitted, most frequently infecting the uterus, cervix, vagina, anal-rectal region, oropharynx, and conjunctiva. Symptoms in men are often severe, usually manifesting as acute urethritis. Half of infected women are asymptomatic, whereas the clinical signs in those with symptoms are usually non-specific. Most infections of the oropharynx and anal-rectal region are asymptomatic in both men and women. If left untreated or if treatment fails, gonorrhea can spread locally and, in rare cases, systemically, leading to a number of serious complications. Women have an increased risk of developing complications such as PID, tubal infertility, and ectopic pregnancy due to diagnosis delays. In pregnant women, gonorrheal infections can affect the course of pregnancy. Newborn may also become infected during childbirth, resulting most commonly in ophthalmia with bilateral, purulent discharge, which may lead to blindness.
S-DiaGonoTM is a trusted and easy-to-use molecular diagnostic CE-IVD kit allowing the qualitative detection by real-time PCR of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in clinical specimens (urine and vaginal swab specimens) from patients potentially infected by this bacterium.