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How accurate are home test kits for MRSA

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Vrabec
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
MRSA: As with many home tests errors can occur, if you feel you actively have an MRSA infection or you are a carrier please discuss this with your physician ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Pretty good : Roughly 92% accuracy. http://m.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/07/this-at-home-hiv-test-looks-simple-but-is-it-accurate/259558/.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
100%: Every HIV test that exists is conclusive 3 months or more after the last possible exposure. For sure you didn't catch HIV.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Not that I am aware. Tests are limited in general and they are usually sent to central labs, not processed on site.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Totally fake: The bleach pregnancy test is a cruel internet hoax.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
20 years experience in Sports Medicine
Pretty accurate : It's always a good idea to get it confirmed by your doctor but they are pretty similar to the ones we use in our office. That said I am suspicious of ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very: Currently available otc pregnancy tests are just as reliable as those done in your doctor's office - better than 98 to 99% accurate by 10 days after c ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very accurate: They are very accurate, but no test is perfect. If you are concerned the test is wrong, you can have your dr perform a blood test.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Pretty accurate: Home tests may take a little longer to turn positive (usually up to 2 wks after you're late for your period) than a test at your doctor's office, but ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Pregnancy Tests: Very accurate. But, you have to do them at a time that they will work. That means after you have missed a period and when you had a sexual encounter d ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience in General Practice
Fairly accurate: For the most accurate results, take the test one week after a missed period — when the level of HCG in your urine is most likely to be detectable.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Fairly accurate: White blood cells can appear in the urine for many reasons, including bladder infection, irritation of the urethra, inflammation of the bladder (cysti ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Good: There are the same urine pregnancy tests that most doctors' offices use. They are pretty good.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Collin Smikle
35 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy: You didn't say when in your cycle you had sex. The test may be positive as early as 8-10 days after ovulation. Most of the tests are reliable now esp ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Farrah Ahmad
17 years experience in Internal Medicine
The first response: Gives you results even before your missed period.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Quite accurate: UTI test strips are quite reliable. Probably your formal urinalysis and urine culture will be negative.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Many: While they don't diagnose diabetes, there are many glucose monitoring meters and strips available in your local drug store. If your sugar tests higher ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very accurate: The serum beta HCG test can pick up very small amounts of the substance that urine pregnancy tests will falsely report as negative.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Namaky
13 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
A lot.: They are wrong a lot. Many false negative occur if they are used during the first 2-3 weeks of pregnancy. A positive, however, is positive and indi ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
GC & Chlamydia: Very accurate for gonorrhea and chlamydia, but not used for most other infections.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Depends: Lab tests need be evaluated in term of sensitivity, specificity and predictive value. Some of these parameters depend on the population being tested. ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: Purchase and perform a home pregnancy test according to instructions. They turn positive at about the time you're 1 week late. If it's negative, rep ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience in Pathology
Unsure: There are only a couple of fda approved home HIV test kits. Lloyds may just be distributing a test for another company. You should go on-line and spe ... Read More

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