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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not sure: When the available evidence is neither for nor against a given hypothesis, it is called equivocal.

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Neither positive nor: Negative. Tests may be clearly negative or clearly positive, sometimes the findings in the area in between and are not helpful.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Equivocal stress tes: It is inconclusive stress test. Neither positive nor negative. Hence you need to undergo either cardiac cta (non invasive test) or catheterization (in ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Probably borderline.: Culture results are usually positive in 48-96 hrs.. Elisa and PCR are just as sensitive or more than culture. Seroconversion can document primary i ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
That means...: That means the patient should talk with her ordering physician and review the lab test result to see why it says "positive equivocal." Usually, there ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: As with most tests, you would initially want something with a high sensitivity and then high specificity. So you could do a confirmatory test or anoth ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Nothing by itself: A majority of people with positive antinuclear antibodies at or around this titer have no associated health issues. This is drawn only to shed light o ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Don't worry too much: This means there is an area in the upper lung looks possibly abnormal, but additional views of the area are needed to clarify the situation. The addi ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Not necessarily: Was the test negative before you were pregnant?
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
34 years experience Rheumatology
Lab tests: If clinically indicated, ANA and additional autoimmune laboratory tests should be done.
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