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what kind of pregnancy test do doctors offices use

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adeshola Ezeokoli
19 years experience Internal Medicine
One is false: You need to have a blood pregnancy test to be sure

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Collin Smikle
35 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy: If you have regular menstrual cycles, a pregnancy test will be positive soon after your missed period (1-3 days). Some tests may detect things earlie ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not about pregnancy: If you have gained weight, it would help to increase your physical activity and reduce your intake of food. If you are sexually active and do not wish ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
10 days: A blood pregnancy test is the most accurate type of pregnancy test. It can detect a pregnancy as early as 10 days after conception. A urine pregnanc ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Depends . . .: There's no specific "test" for work release forms. Physicians can set specific restrictions as to what you can (not) safely do, whether lifting, drivi ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience Family Medicine
No single answer!: Of course this varies according to the situation, but i often get a blood count (cbc); a comprehensive metabolic panel to assess blood sugar, kidney a ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Many actually don't: Big companies may require drug testing before employment, but current many are not doing it, yet. That being said, the trend is increasing use of drug ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Depends: Hi. Standard gyn tests for PCOS after history and physical exam showing hirsutism and oligomenorrhea would include testosterone (total and free are be ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Screening cancer/HPV: It checks for changes in the cells of your cevix.It can find earliest sign of carvical cancer.It does not test for any infection, but sometimes patien ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
UT testing: This really depends on the practice. The majority of Pain doctors do both in office and outside Lab testing for confirmation. PAin doctors do very str ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: The testing is usually done if an suspicions are raised per patient regarding drug use.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It can be done with a glucose tolerance test or a hgb-a1c test.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Standard blood tests for all patients in the United States would include a blood type, blood count, HIV test, syphilis screen, hepatitis test, rubella ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: If you miss your period by 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by the ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
Random or fasting : Blood sugars or hga1c test on a blood sample.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Many types: It depends on what the history and physical shows. We have a variety of lab tests, imaging including x-ray that we use.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
For sure: I admit I do not know what products are available in the UK, but in the US all drug stores carry good reliable home pregnancy tests. I'd be fairly cer ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See below: Analgesics, saline rinses. Sometimes oral steroids. Most use antibiotics although research shows they are no better than placebo in preventing posto ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Which One?: There are twelve different common Sexually transmitted infections. Gas Chromatography would not in any way be a diagnostic tool for any of them. Some ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stepwise...: Initial tests are: 1) Pap and cultures to make sure you don't have an infection. 2) Bloodwork to make sure your hormone levels are normal and don't h ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Small amount: The rapid screening tests performed in many offices only requires a tiny amount of blood obtained by a fingerstick. Testing for specific antibodies w ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: We do not typically test for herpes or perform tests of liver function as a routine during pregnancy.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Rhinehart
28 years experience Diabetology
Blood glucose & A1c: Diabetes can be diagnosed 4 different ways: 1) fasting blood glucose >125, 2) a1c>6.4, 3) random glucose >200 with classic symptoms of diabetes, or 4) ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
31 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Many things!: Allergists generally test for food, environmental (pollens, animal danders, insects, mold), and certain medication allergies (penicillin and certain t ... Read More
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