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What is the ssa/Ssb blot test antibody blood test?

What is the ssa/Ssb blot test antibody blood test?

A test: for a certain autoimmune condition. it's important to understand that these blood tests need to be interpreted carefully in the context of your symptoms and exam findings. a positive test doesn't necessarily mean you have the condition. ...Read more

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What is a g a s test?

What is a g a s test?

Group A strep: It's not quite clear what you mean without the context behind the testing. But it very well could represent group A streptococcal testing. This is common test done when someone has a sore throat to make sure he/she doesn't need antibiotics. Really on group A strep pharyngitis(sore throats) need antibiotic therapy most others resolve on their own without issue. Best of luck ...Read more

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Had d&c first cycle came exactly 4 weeks later now 2 cycle is three days late feeling nauseaus yet pg test shows neg ?

Had d&c first cycle came exactly 4 weeks later now 2 cycle is three days late feeling nauseaus yet pg test shows neg
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Do another one: If no period in 2 more weeks, do another pregnancy test. If still negative, wait until the next period is due. If no period again and pregnancy test is still negative, see your doc. You may need to have your period induced. ...Read more

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What tests are done to check for celiac? Stool test. Blood test? Specific test?

What tests are done to check for celiac? Stool test. Blood test? Specific test?

Several available: You can go through a two stage screening process.Celiac disease is an exaggerated form of gluten intolerance and may be suspected based on blood tests: elevated ttg-iga, if IgA deficient - ttg-igg.If the blood tests are suggestive an intestinal biopsy to study the cell changes is confirmatory. ...Read more

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How does the fpg test define diabetes and pre-diabetes?

How does the fpg test define diabetes and pre-diabetes?

99 vs 126: By definition, a fasting plasma glucose over 126 on two separate days is confirmed diabetes. A fasting plasma glucose over 99 is pre-diabetes. ...Read more

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What to do if I had 2 positive home pregnancy tests, 2 negative urine tests @ clinic, & 1 negative blood test @ lab?

What to do if I had 2 positive home pregnancy tests, 2 negative urine tests @ clinic, & 1 negative blood test @ lab?

Not pregnant: If blood HCG is negative, you are not currently pregnant. Call GYN if you go more than 8 weeks from your last period without getting another period.For more info: www.askyourgynecologist.org ...Read more

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Positive HIV screener test at blood donation... Negative IFA and Negative NAT... False positive?

Positive HIV screener test at blood donation... Negative IFA and Negative NAT... False positive?

Yes: The initial screening test for HIV is very sensitive, but not very specific. The back up screening tests are much more specific for HIV. ...Read more

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What does a high positive ANA ifa test and negative choice antibody test mean?

What does a high positive ANA ifa test and negative choice antibody test mean?

See details: I have never heard of a choice antibody test. I positive ANA must be evaluated in the context of the clinical picture. It is a screening test for lupus but can be positive in numerous other diseases and often in people without any disease. ...Read more

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What one blood test will tell if someone has a parasitic infection? (going to s asia.)

What one blood test will tell if someone has a parasitic infection? (going to s asia.)

None: No single blood test will give the diagnosis of all parasitic infections. Anyone who tells you otherwise is practicing fringe medicine. Be careful on your trip, get your required immunizations and take malaria prophylaxis as recommended, and when you return should you develop any illness let your physician know your travel history. Have a good trip. ...Read more

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Is the lloyds pharmacy home HIV blood test accurate?

Is the lloyds pharmacy home HIV blood test accurate?

Unsure: There are only a couple of fda approved home HIV test kits. Lloyds may just be distributing a test for another company. You should go on-line and specifically see if an fda approval has been issued for the name of the manufacturer. Make sure you test exactly as stated, no exceptions. Follow instructions explicitly for the results to be meaningful. ...Read more

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What is different betwen diabetes typ 1 and type2 .i need this information for writing test ?

What is different betwen diabetes typ 1 and type2 .i need this information for writing test ?

Insulin+AmylinOutput: In Type 1 DM, the pancreas beta cells make insufficient insulin to support life for more than ~2 weeks; death without insulin replacement, about 40-45 units/24 hrs. In Type II Diabetes, ~95% of cases, the liver & muscle cells response to insulin progressively ?es, called insulin resistance, & beta cell secretion of insulin ?es for decades; eventually glucose ?es to HbA1c >6.5% despite ?ed insulin. ...Read more

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What does quantitative igg subclass measurement blood test show?

IgG subclasses: There are several classes of immunoglobulins like IgA, IgM, and IgE. IgG also has subclasses that we test for. A subclass deficiency can be an explanation for susceptibility to certain types of infections. An Allergist/Immunologist can put the results in perspective for you in the context of your history. ...Read more

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What is HIV antibody test accuracy?

What is HIV antibody test accuracy?

HIV testing: Yes. Of course it is. That is as long as you have allowed enough time to past for your body to produce antibodies against the HIV if you are infected. If you are not infected then if you only test with the HIV antibody test, you must wait six months after exposure for it to be fully reliable and accurate if you test negative. The situation in reality is that no one need wait that long ...Read more

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My husband got his blood test results back and his levels of alkaline phosphatase were high he s a healthy 26 year old who has never had any other problems the week he got blood work done he was on vacation and he had beers almost every day since he was o

My husband got his blood test results back and his levels of alkaline phosphatase were high he s a healthy 26 year old who has never had any other problems the week he got blood work done he was on vacation and he had beers almost every day since he was o

How high?: Mildly elevated alk phos in a person who feels well and has no other obvious problems are essentially never a problem. You know that all lab reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall a little bit outside on either end. Beer tends to raise SGOT /SGPT but not alk phos. Non-fasting alk phos is from the gut and is meaningless. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Erosive gastritis. h.pylori blood test positive, breath test positive, stool antigen test negative, biopsy negative. what to do ?

Erosive gastritis. h.pylori blood test positive, breath test positive, stool antigen test negative, biopsy negative.  what to do ?

Treat it: The positive H. pylori antibody test is not a reliable indicator of current infection. The gold standard for H. pylori treatment is the gastric biopsy, and this is negative in this patient. However, I am impressed by the positive breath test and erosive gastritis. I would have expected stool antigen to be positive, as it mirrors the breath test. Given the discrepant results, treat the patient. ...Read more