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influenza on rt pcr test

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Detection test: Rt-pcr is reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction; it is a way to amplify and detect the presence of certain sequences of rna, in this case, t ... Read More
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
25 years experience Infectious Disease
Definition: It is an amplification technique where even small amounts of viral RNA can be detected. This test is primarily for remote community practices and n ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: Be thankful for good health and love wisely, well, and safely.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
For what?: What is your partner pcr positive for? For most things, the easy answer is to use barrier protection, such as condoms.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: What is partner positive for? In any case if you have any doubt do not engage in any sexual activity without a condom. Hpv some other stds may not pre ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
More info needed: Western blot is no longer recommended for HIV test confirmation and is rarely used. Your doctor may have requested WB, but most likely the lab did a d ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
24 years experience Hospital-based practice
Not painful: Tb pcr is nothing more than a blood test to check for TB as apposed to the skin test for the same reason. Pcr stands for polymerase chain reaction whi ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Walsh
17 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: The new tests are fairly accurate and point to a very high likelihood that you are HIV free.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
PCR test: There are several answers but the most universal is the polymerase chain reaction test used to multiply dna sampling to determine pathogens and also f ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Nucleic acid testing: Pcr allows enormous expansion of a chosen, limited segment of dna and facilitate testing of nucelic acid abnormalties. Pcr by itself is not a test. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
DNA amplification: Poymerase chanin reaction/pcr is a process to amplify a specific stretch of dna. Pcr is a way to perform a number of tests by using specific probes. ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Almost anywhere: Any doctor can order this, but if there is an std or HIV clinic near you that is a good place to go. Some commercial laboratories may do this without ... Read More
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