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what is the diagnostic test for cryptosporidiosis?

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Dr. Walid Abuhammour
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Stool examination: To test the stool for crptosporidia antigen.
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Stool study: A stool ova and parasite (o;p) exam with special stains for cryptosporidium.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Can I get screened or tested to find out whether I have been exposed to anthrax?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not really: If you have symptoms of anthrax, a blood culture and gram stain can be used to confirm the diagnosis. Anthrax is very rare in the US.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How does the doctor test for mg?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Several thing?: Myasthenia gravis:a diagnosis can be confirmed in several ways, including the following:acetylcholine receptor antibody— a blood test for the abnormal antibodies can be performed to see if theyare present. Acetylcholine receptor antibody testing- approximately 85% of mg patients have this antibody and, when detected with an elevated concentration the achr antibody test is strongly indicative of mg.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

How do they test for hemolysis?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Hemolysis: 1st is to repeat the test. 2nd is to look at a peripheral blood smear.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Is there a test for the flu?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Nasal swabs for influenza are available.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How do you test for diabetic complications?

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Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Variety: Check for the kidney funciton and how much of protien you are losing in the urine. Dilate the eyes and check the retina and make sure there is no bleeding. Check the sensation in the feet and legs and make sure that ther nerves are still functioning.

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