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

Reporting

Only confirmed cases should be notified.

Confirmed case

A confirmed case requires laboratory definitive evidence only.

Laboratory definitive evidence

1. Isolation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae

OR

2. Detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae by nucleic acid testing

OR

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


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