Gonococcal infection case definition

This document contains the case definitions for Gonococcal infection which is nationally notifiable within Australia. This definition should be used to determine whether a case should be notified.

Page last updated: 12 March 2004

Australian national notifiable diseases case definitions - Gonococcal infection


Only confirmed cases should be notified.

Confirmed case

A confirmed case requires laboratory definitive evidence only.

Laboratory definitive evidence

1. Isolation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae


2. Detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae by nucleic acid testing


3. Detection of typical Gram-negative intracellular diplococci in a smear from a genital tract specimen.

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