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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Abnormal urinalysis: Leukocytes, nitrates and bacteria in urine with dysuria will indicate urinary infection and usually treated with antibiotics.

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
You can't: Apart from drinking plenty of water, there's no way to get those drugs out of your system and we'll catch additives. One thing that's regrettable abou ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Blood test for HCG: If you had sex since your last period and have any concerns, get a blood test for HCG to settle the issue. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use cont ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience Psychiatry
Quantity: I believe what you are asking is '15-25/hpf' which would mean 15 to 25 per high powered field. This is a quantity counted out usually under a high pow ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Dipstick: Urine can be checked with a dipstick. But to check sugar the best test is to do a finger stick and check with a glucometer.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Take a test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on the type: Of test. Usually one needs to have overnight fast. Fasting is not needed for all tests and additional preparation is needed for others. Please discuss ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
By not using.: You can't. If you try to overhydrate - the test will pick up on the concentration of urine & it will be a failed test.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No special: preparation is needed for GGT test. You may consult this site and check with your doctor if you need to stop any medications. https://medlineplus.gov/ ... Read More
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Don't use meth: Best way to pass a swab test for meth, is not to use meth ever. Fortunately, that choice will also help you stay alive and healthy.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Missed period: Usually, by the time a woman misses her period, her pregnancy test already becomes positive. There's not much difference btw urine and serum pregnancy ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Published work: There are helpful reference guides to help you estimate the content of glucose, other sugars, and other nutrients in food. Before you undertake this, ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Missed period: The first indication you may be pregnant would be missed period. If you did miss your period that month, do urine pregnancy test. If it is negative an ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience 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 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Parasites?: I am unclear which worms but i will tell you about parasites. The standard test is still ova and parasites in the stool. There are antibody tests in t ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience Family Medicine
No real "Home Test": I'm guessing you are referring to uterine prolapse, where the uterus begins to creep down towards the opening of the vagina. Many women will have a se ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Don't use it: No more disrespect is intended than the question itself contains. "shabu" is, i understand, a term for methamphetamine used in japan, hong kong, malay ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Period a week late: Hi. The home pregnancy tests should show by the time your period's a week late.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Pregnant?: Obtain a home pregnancy test. They turn positive at about the time you'd be ready to start your next expected period. If negative, repeat in 1 week a ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
39 years experience Fertility Medicine
Varies: Pregnancy tests will be positive depending on how sensitive they are to the HCG hormone. Implantation occurs seven to nine days after fertilization. H ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: The speed of the results really depends on the lab that the sample was sent to. If you are worried, call them back in a day to get the results.
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
Drug test: Once a specimen is collected and placed in a container there is no time limit. It can be done with a rapid read cup that can be read in 5 min but the ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Cocaine: Stop using!
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Please seek care from a doct ... Read More

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