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How expensive is STD testing?

How expensive is STD testing?

Cheaper than infecti: Cheaper than dealing with the outcomes from the infection. For instance - a pap smear looking for the outcomes of hpv - cancer or its precursors - may cost a couple hundred bucks. Dealing with cancer costs 10's or 100's of thousands! most insurances will cover the cost and if not, health depts and clinics offer low cost testing and care. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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How accurate is STD screening?

How accurate is STD screening?

Very: Depends on which test you are speaking about... Culturebtesting for fonnorhea, chlamydia or herpes are extremely accurate, and urine or swab testing for bacterial dna for those are also very accurate. Hiv testing always has confirmatoey testing if the screen is positive and that is extremely accurate. ...Read more

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How accurate is urine std testing using NAAT?

How accurate is urine std testing using NAAT?

Here are some ...: In the US, whatever approved by its FDA & marketed is considered to be reasonably safe, effective, & accurate although some frauds may still exist. But in comparison, that is best we can come by due to its highest transparency; of course, nothing is perfect and behind what we know always still hides a lot what we don't know. So, NAAT testing is good enough for daily use. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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How much does it cost to get tested for stds?

How much does it cost to get tested for stds?

Depends where you: Go and what tests you wnat done, because stds are diagnosed by vaginal culture and others are diagnosed by blood work, if you want to call my office my staff can give you a self pay discounted price for std testing depending on what you want done, the usual vaginal ones would be hpv, gonor., chlamy. Usual blood ones would be rpr, hepatitis a, b, c and HIV screening, my offcie # 954-755-9311 cs, fl. ...Read more

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Is it possible for cvs DNA testing to harm my pregnancy?

Is it possible for cvs DNA testing to harm my pregnancy?

CVS: There is a risk associated with chorionic villus sampling. Ask your doctor about the miscarriage rate with CVS at your hospital, as well as your individual risk of having a child with a genetic disease. ...Read more

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Is herpes testing required for ivf?

Is herpes testing required for ivf?

Generally not: Some clinics will test herpes 1 and 2 prior to doing ivf. We do not because it does not effect the procedure or outcome of ivf. It does however effect the mode of delivery and if you have an active genital herpes infection then delivery would need to be by c/s. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it cheaper and more reliable to get a tuvalu reversal or ivf?

Is it cheaper and more reliable to get a tuvalu reversal or ivf?

IVF is preferrable: Whilte some certain types of tubaligation can be reversed surgically, current ivf success rates suggest that for almost everyone ivf is the procedure of choice. ...Read more

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What is molecular testing for herpes ?

What is molecular testing for herpes ?

Trying to find virus: Molecular testing usually means a test that looks for actual fragments of the virus. For example, a test to detect traces of actual herpes virus dna (such as from a swab of a suspicious broken skin sore) would likely show a positive result if herpes viruses are in the sore. Contrast that to a herpes igg positive blood test, which merely says the person has had herpes sometime during her life. ...Read more

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How accurate is patch testing for allergies?

How accurate is patch testing for allergies?

Pretty good: Patch testing is evaluating contact dermatitis. It is a pretty accurate means to look for specific contactants that cause contact derm. Remember however, not all rashes are contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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Do all hospitals offer DNA testing and is it expensive?

Do all hospitals offer DNA testing and is it expensive?

Seldom on site: Most general hospitals do not operate labs with the sophisticated equipment needed to do specific dna testing. If the issue comes up, generally they can collect a specimen & send it out to a specialty lab for analysis. Some of the major lab chains have office sites where they will obtain specimens for this service. Check with your dr for the local process. ...Read more

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How is fertility test done for guys?

How is fertility test done for guys?

Semen analysis: Semen analysis (sperm count and other factors such as motility) is the most basic to evaluation of male factor in fertitilty. ...Read more

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Which is the best way too get tested for chlamydia ? Pee test or pap test or both?

Which is the best way too get tested for chlamydia ? Pee test or pap test or both?

Both are effective: The new tests available are effective for testing for chlamydia in the urine. If you can tolerate a pelvic exam however it is probably beat to have the pelvic exam so the physician can visualize your cervix and see the extent of your infection. ...Read more

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How much is melanoma testing generally?

How much is melanoma testing generally?

Depends on test: A general physical examination may the only thing needed, if no suspicious lesions are noted and the cost would be of a visit. If a suspicious lesion is noted and needs biopsy then the costs include the cost of surgical procedure and diagnostic work up by pathology. ...Read more

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Is it possible to obtain a prescription through an STD testing facility?

Is it possible to obtain a prescription through an STD testing facility?

Contact facility: Each facility is different regarding the variety of medical services provided. I would contact the individual facility to find out. ...Read more

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How accurate is a genova allergy panel?

How accurate is a genova allergy panel?

Save your money: If you are talking about igg antibodies for food allergy, save your money. Only ige antibodies correlate with true food allergy. Most people with lactose or carbohydrate intolerance do not have food allergies. ...Read more

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I have used someone's condom for masturbation.is there any risk? so much worried..gone for HIV testing and negative..second time testing is required?

I have used someone's condom for masturbation.is there any risk? so much worried..gone for HIV testing and negative..second time testing is required?

More info needed: It is not clear from your question whether you were exposed to someone else's semen. If so, a repeat HIV tests should be done after the exposure at regular intervals until 6 months have passed from the exposure of concern. ...Read more

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What is a naat HIV test? Is it accurate?

What is a naat HIV test? Is it accurate?

NAAT HIV testing: Again you keep asking about antibody testing. It is accurate if enough time has passed for the body to create potential antibodies. Usually up to twelve weeks after exposure. But tests after twelve weeks will of course be accurate. It is just mind blowing that anyone is offering you these tests when there is a 100% accurate test that does not require such a length of waiting. ...Read more

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How beneficial is it to get a genetic test? Is it worth paying for one?

How beneficial is it to get a genetic test? Is it worth paying for one?

Using this site: To get the most out of your submissions you need to follow some basics. You describe a problem and give background information. You then include a clear question related to the background info you submit. Questions without context are to vague to answer. You are welcome to start over but provide specifics. Your posts are never linked & we cannot view uploads to your personal file. ...Read more

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Breast cancer diagnostic testing prices? How expensive is the diagnosis?

Breast cancer diagnostic testing prices? How expensive is the diagnosis?

Cheap compared to...: If the diagnosis is missed, the price is your life. Period. If you have a dominant mass in your breast, get seen. We're all trapped in the same dysfunctional health care system, but we're here for those who can pay, and those who cannot. ...Read more

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How much does an STD treatment cost?

How much does an STD treatment cost?

Depends on the STD: That depends on which std you have. If money is a concern, go to your local health department or std clinic. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

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