Gram Gram Examination Results?
Good afternoon, sorry to interrupt me, I want to ask … If the results of the laboratory are found Gram negative extracellular diplococcus bacteria (leukocytes 15-20 / LP) What does that mean?
Thank you for the question.
Gram-negative diplococcus bacteria are cell forms of the bacteria Neisseria gonorrheae, the bacteria that cause gonorrhea. Apart from the evaluation of complaints and physical examinations, especially on the intimate organs, it is necessary to do a supporting examination to diagnose this disease, namely by laboratory tests to detect the presence of this bacterium.
It is necessary to explain the type of laboratory examination carried out, whether the immunofloorescence test, or with gram staining, and also need to be explained information about other results, such as positive / negative Gram intracellular diplococcus bacteria. If by immunoflorescence test, the appearance of extracellular diplococcus bacteria alone can determine the diagnosis of gonorrhea (which means your test results are positive by gonorrhea). However, if the test is carried out with a gram staining test, it is necessary to have the appearance of intracellular diplococcus bacteria (which means that the results of the examination you submit are not enough to give a positive diagnosis of gonorrhea).
You should confirm this with the doctor who examined you, so that the doctor can adjust to the complaints of the symptoms that you feel, the results of physical examination, and the results of other supporting examinations if there are any, so that the doctor can make further treatments more appropriate.
Hopefully this information helps and hopefully get well soon.