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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Park
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50 years experience Pediatrics
See below: If you were treated with 1.0 gm of Zithromax for chlamydia infection and tested negative by NAAT 8 days after, you should be assured cured. Not a fals ... Read More

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
What kind of test?: A culture is more likely to give a false negative result due to antibiotics. A DNA test is not likely to be affected. For good health - Have a diet r ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
If there is: no discharge the urine GC organism level will be vry very small thus a negative test is possible ..make sure you COMPLETE THE WHOLE COURSE OF ANTI_BI ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Douglas
51 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: Antibiotics can mask an active infection. Repeat the test 5 to 7 days after the last antibiotic pill. If the course of antibiotic therapy is correct, ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
STD Testing: No, not with genetic testing like the pcr. And, yes, nine days post exposure is a good test.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
STD tests: Tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia are very accurate, and if the antibiotics were effective, a negative test for either is not a "false negative". If ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not that fast: Not enough time for the med to clear all Chlamydia genetic material. If the test was negative either it was done poorly and a false negative or the ge ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Possible: There can be false-negative findings and the easiest way to prove this is to get retested. If you have been having unprotected sex and are symptomati ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
16 years experience Family Medicine
? Allergic: Being allergic to cephalexin doesn't mean you can't have rocephin. A false negative is rare with a gonorrhea test. If that's the case they would try a ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Treat it as true pos: You can always repeat the dna based test and obtain a urethral swab for culture. The results would raise doubt over false positivity. Many females can ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Gonorrhea: Unfortunately it is very unlikely that there is a false positive result. I am sorry.
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