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can cbc test detect hiv

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean Williamson
12 years experience Pathology
Not really: Although HIV has its effects on white blood cells, there would not be specific findings in the CBC test to diagnose it. The virus is much too small to ... Read More

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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
HIV vs AIDS: Sometime it can take 10 or more years for HIV to progress into AIDS. Another HIV test at this time is not unreasonable.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Regular bloods tests: Can be negative but specific blood tests for HIV such as the elisa, western blot, or viral load would be positive
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
It's pretty likely: he would have full blown AIDS with infections and complications by 6 years. Risk to sexual partners would make me take test.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
VDRL is for syphilis: No - HIV testing is a separate test. VDRL is a test for syphilis. If you've had an exposure, you might be getting tested for multiple diseases. Hopefu ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
No: You need specific tests of thyroid function. Generally a T4 and tsh.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It tests for syphilis.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No, it doesn't: The RPR test is designed to detect syphillis. Hpv cannot be detected in a blood test: you need a sample of cervical/vaginal cells to detect cervical " ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Syphilis: Good screen for syphilis but will not detect anything else.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Lisinopril: Is not measured in a cbc.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: There is a blood test for the Herpes Virus.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: If your RNA is okay at three months, you're good. Play safe from now on.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
24 years experience Endocrinology
Not usually: Tsh or thyroid-stimulating hormone, is made by pituitary gland to control thyroid hormone production by thyroid gland. Tsh level is useful to detect o ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Unknown: There is not any real or valid answer to this. It is unknown. The only known reason would be previous participation in a specific HIV vaccine trial ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Many things: An elisa test for HIV is very sensitive which basically means it is a good test for ruling out HIV and is only reliable when negative. A positive eli ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
CBC & Lymphoma: There are a few lymphomas which can be detected on a CBC but most will not show up that way. In other words, if your CBC is normal doesn't mean you d ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Depends.: In an normal urinalysis they do not test for stds. But you can use the same urine sample to test for chlamydia or gonorrhea. When they take blood fo ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Only a few cancers: Unfortunately, there are very few cancers that can be detected through blood tests. These include prostate cancer and leukemia. Some other cancers ha ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not really.: The only blood test that indicates cancer is psa for men with prostate cancer. Unfortunately, we don't have any 'blood cancer test'. This might be a ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Lab tests: Are only as good as the doc who interprets them an then treats. If the lab is federally certified it has met certain standards. Using the same lab f ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not the proper test: For std. Pap test may detect some stds such as hpv infection and herpes, but the test is not designed to diagnose stds.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: A negative test is a negative test as long as it is done with proper timing.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes it can: The TPHA test (Treponema pallidum hemagglutination) is a confirmatory test for syphilis. Usually it is done only after a positive screening test, such ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HIV Testing: Oraquick HIV testing measures the antibody response to hiv. It should be accurate twelve or so weeks after an exposure.

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