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Multiplex Ligation Dependent Probe Amplification
C.trachomatis RNA TMA Result: Detected. Standard range: Not detected. Test performed using the Aptima Combo2 (R) assay gen-probe(r)
You have chlamydia: "Detected" means the test found chlamydia -- i.e. a positive result. Return to the doctor or clinic where the test was done for treatment. (If you tested yourself at a lab, see a doctor or clinic ASAP.) Your current or recent sex partner(s) also need treatment. Good luck! ...Read more
Variable: Yes a check is desirable. Timing per surgeon. ...Read more
Male 57, hepatitis C antibody result says reactive 14 with cutoff of 1 . Test performed byy ECLIA . How much chance of false positive. Prognosis?
Check viral load: Even when people have high titer hepatitis c antibody responses, some do not have active infection because their immune system cleared their virus on their own. So the first step is to check a hcv viral load (rna). If the virus is detected in the blood then you do have active infection. At that point you need testing to see how much liver scarring (fibrosis) you have. Work with a specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What individual fetal measurement holds accuracy (represents true gestational age) longest in pregnancy (fl, ac, bpd, hc)?
Must use averages: I don't believe that any single measurement is most accurate throughout pregnancy. It is usually the averages that are taken. The most accurate measurements are actually in the first trimester in the way of the crown rump length in terms of predicting the estimated date of delivery. ...Read more
Does noninvasive prenatal testing(cfDNA )capture baby's genetic defects?Is amniocentesis better for more accurate results? Im 31&12 weeks pregnant.
Some and yes: The cf-DNA can detect many genetic anomalies but it is not 100% and when positive is usually confirmed by an amniocentesis for a full karyotype. The amniocentesis is the gold standard for detecting genetic anomalies . Sampling of the placental tissue _ ie: chorionic villus sampling would be comparable to an amniocentesis and can be performed earlier in the pregnancy. ...Read more
Why PCR isnt good test for HIV diagnosis? Is it high Cost or low Accuracy?
PCR RNA is better or DNA @ 6 mnth?
Neg 3 DNA & 1 RNA PCR are 100% accurate?
Laproscopic tubal ligation done on both sides by applying double silastic bands
in 2007 is this reversible?
Clarivein (better?) vs. Venefit since: simplified access, no tumescence, no concern nerve damage(no rf), but need avoidance of catching of vein wall?
No in most instances: If you are looking for a method of vein treatment with no tumescence & minimizing nerve damage risk, I prefer Venaseal vein glue . . . it is superior to the clarivein device. Yes, with clarivein there is some risk of catching the vein wall & the catheter no longer spinning properly. In above knee anatomy I prefer venefit over clarivein. In below the knee anatomy prefer Venaseal to avoid nerves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a tubal ligation 6 months ago but dr didn't tell me what kind of procedure he did and if it was an easy reversal what procd.Do dr use more?
Hard to say: Easiest way to know is ask your doctor or request your operative records. If you had the tubal ligation within days of delivery or during cesarean delivery, the tubes were likely tied and cut. If it was performed later via laparoscopy, then they may have been cauterized (burned), or a clip or ring may have been placed to block the tubes. Procedure choice is highly physician dependent. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which is least invasive of rf procedures for the patient, re: venefit targeted endovenous therapy vs. Vnus closure system for varicose veins?
For high risks patient desiring future pregnancy (repeated c-section), what is preferred uterine suture? Single v double layer? Locking v nonlocking?
Surgical technique: Despite its current internet popularity there is no evidence to support a double layer over a single layer uterine closure. Locking sutures are used to stop bleeding (such as the incision in the uterus). Running suture (not locked) are used to bring back non-bleeding tissue layers together. This is Surgery 101. If you are having to explain this to you your doctor it is best to find another. ...Read more
AV Malformation?: Depending on the location, an abnormal communication between arteries and veins can have many different symptoms. The purpose of correction is to alleviate the symptoms. In most cases, the aim is to stop possible deadly bleeding. If this is related to your sudden abdominal pain, then tests should confirm it. If it is related to headaches and one is found, it should corrected immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can comprehensive chromosome screening (CCS) in IVF screen for (1) partial trisomy, (2) unbalanced translocation, and (3) balanced translocation? Does testing parental karyotyping before CCS help?
Test for Aneuploidy: Aneuploidy is the term used to describe any embryo with either too many or too few chromosomes. It is the cause of greater than 60% of miscarriages, as well as the most likely reason that patients do not get pregnant from an IVF cycle. The purpose of CCS is to analyze, select and transfer only embryos that do not have abnormalities in their number of chromosomes. A genetic consult is needed; ...Read more
Tubal ligation: This is a surgical procedure performed under anesthesia by laparoscopic surgery using band-aid size incisions. Abdomen is inflated with carbon dioxide...You are asleep. The surgeon can see inside your abdomen with a highly specialized 'telescope'. A small silastic band is placed around a 'knuckle' of each tube, the ends seal off and separate, thereby creating a blockage which prevents conception. ...Read more
Which HIV tests are considered genetic?what the meaning of genetic test?is HIV DNA PCR a genetic test?and what type of test can detect all HIV types?
>40yo. Triple test hcg=30165u/l
calculated risk 1:83;
a soft marker, cardiac lesion, noted.
Chances for down's?
+ gonorrhoeae DNA amplification test, but, neg. Amp RNA test(source urine). Do they have gonorrhoeae? Is one test more reliable?
Complicated: Although these tests are very sensitive there are false positive results because of the potential presence of other benign species of neisseria. If you had to compare the two it would be without much relevant data. Bacterial culture will provide both a definitive diagnosis and allow determination of antibiotic sensitivities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wb-band 41 positive, dfm showed spirochetes and gemmas.Syphilis-negative.Can it be Lyme with only band 41 positive?Got inactive demyelination lessions
Possibly- more tests: A 41 band alone could signify lyme but is not enough to make the diagnosis. Unfortunately most labs don't do an adequate WB test- it's crucial to test the highly specific 31 & 34 bands & most labs don't. Ignenex does the best test. See http://www.Ilads.Org/lyme_disease/about_lyme.Html consider the controversial culture from advanced laboratory services: http://www.Medscape.Com/viewarticle/778482. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer