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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: If there is no raised area which measures at least 5 mm in diameter the test should be considered negative.

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
46 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
TB test: A TB test is safe to have during pregnancy. It's important to know if you have tb, since you are bringing a new life into the world. You want to prote ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That is likely fine: What determines positivity of test is induration.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
MD or Health Dept: As above.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe not: BCG vaccination protects children from getting serious form of TB, i.e., disseminated TB or meningitis (efficacy 80%). However, protection against pu ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donice Libby
18 years experience Infectious Disease
TB: TB screening is recommended if you have been in close contact with a person with active TB in their lungs. If exposed in the last 8 weeks, the initia ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Wrong term: There is no "tb carrier"without having an active disease. Individuals with latent TB can work with regular monitoring.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tested for tb?: Are you receiving a ppd? I don't think it will make a difference if you have a cold.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asha Kamnani
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not Related: You can be pregnant and have a kidney infection at the same time. But to have a false positive pregnancy test because of a kidney infection is unknown ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
False pos very rare: False positive tests for herpes simplex virus (HSV) (culture or PCR) are extremely rare and you probably don't need a blood test. However, a blood tes ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
CHEST XRAY NEGATIVE: If PPD is positive, we do chest xray to rule out active tuberculosis and a person is cleared as not having active disease.But we recommend the parson ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Urinalysis: Not unless a pregnancy test is ordered. Please tell your physician if there is any chance you may be pregnant so that this is tested fo..
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Drug test: Nope. The sad thing here is not the drug test, but taking drugs while pregnant. :(.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Perhaps: Some people can get some low grade fever and muscle aches.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Very low: Unless you had open sores in your mouth. If it will reassure you, then get tested. In future, drinking blood of another person is not a good idea. Tha ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: This is a bizarre question and i hope this was not some morbid game. The oral route is inefficient no matter what is swallowed; historically, few peop ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
No.: Tests for infectious mononucleosis will not tell you if you have hiv. You must have a test specifically for HIV to know if you have hiv.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
No: A basic urinalysis for a UTI will not show if you are pregnant. you would need to run a separate Urine pregnancy test. Sometimes, a Dr. may do this t ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Sure: You're only 23, you've recently lost your unborn child, and this may not be the time to get a tattoo. I'm a fan and have two of my own -- but wait at ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No: If you are pregnant, your pregnancy test will be positive regardless of if you had pcos or not.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: You do want to practice safe sex and avoid needle drugs in any case. Be sure to comply with your physician's recommendations about your possibly harbo ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Testing for TB: Any family or primary medical clinic should be able to offer you this test. It is a very common test asked of us physicians to complete.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Well, shots wouldn't: Cause the chlamydia. Chlamydia can be transmitted through oral, anal or vaginal sex. So if a woman has a chlamydia infection of her throat ; performs ... Read More

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