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Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis can be relatively easy to diagnose because it normally affects only the colon and rectum and usually causes an obvious change in daily bowel habits, such as frequent stools containing blood or mucus. Your doctor will conduct a medical history and physical exam before doing other tests. ...Read more
Chrohn's Disease: Colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy allow the doctor to directly view the large intestine, which is the lower part of the digestive tract. These techniques can often provide the most accurate information about the intestines. They may be better at detecting small ulcers or inflammation than other techniques. They can be used to assess the severity of any inflammation. Colonoscopy is the most important. ...Read more
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
Mumps immunity: Two sets of blood tests will have to be performed in order to confirm the development of mumps disease. As is usual with other viral illnesses, mumps antibody (igm and igg) levels are performed during the first week of the illness (acute stage) and again about 4-6 weeks later during the recovery period. The IgM confirms that the infection is due to current mumps; the IgG level confirms immunity. ...Read more
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
Is afirma thyroid fna analysis-molecular marker test by veracyte any good for diagnosing papillary thyroid cancer?
TSI bloodwork test or Thyroid Uptake test with the radioisotopes? Benefits/risks, pros/cons? Are they interchangeable as diagnostic tool for graves?
Thyroid: The first thing you must do is have your doctor order the thyroid labs once he/she has taken a full history and physical exam. The first thing would be to order the thyroid labs and if they are abnormal the radiology program will look for problems in your thyroid. Do not get too concerned for now - all may be OK. If not appropriate care will be given after discussion with you. Keep me posted! ...Read more
Which specimen is require for direct fluorescent antibody and immunoassay test for detecting c.Trachcomatis?
Thyroglobulin testing for cancer what is the standard for months in between testing for papillary carcinoma?
STD screening: Chlamydia & gonorrhea if you are a sexually active woman, especially with multiple partners & condoms were not used. Same for men especially those who have sex with men. Screen for syphilis if "sore" is present. HPV test if female over age 30. HIV at least once & yearly if at risk (multiple partners, test +ve for Chlamydia or gonorrhea or IV drug user) Same for syphilis & hepatitis ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, Gold Standard: The gold standard for a diagnosis of CF is 2 back-to-back sweat chloride tests. However, the ability to run genetic tests and detect the disease in this fashion is becoming more common. In fact, it is now standard procedure in all 50 states for newborn babies to be screened, via blood from a heel prick, for cystic fibrosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually applanation: Air puff was developed for optometrists when they wisely were not permitted to use eyedrops. Because their skill level is less, they still prefer to use the air puff as it is less tricky. But the airpuff is not as accurate - it is a good screening device. Applanation is the gold standard, more accurate and precise but requires much more skill to use. So it is a tool of the ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No easy ones: Cdc website provided the following iinformation."the diagnostic tests performed at the npdpsc include a csf 14-3-3 immunoassay, routine histopathologic analysis, immunohistochemistry, and western blot and prion protein gene analyses." in short there are no easy blood tests. ...Read more
Nsclc st4. Diagnostic CT scans used iodine contrast but due to allergy, post treatment CT scans used barium. How accurate/comparable are the scans?
For what?: Are you referring to nighttime pulse oximetry for sleep apnea? As with most screening tests, the predictive value depends, in part, on the pre-test probability of an abnormal result. Nighttime desaturation on home oxymetry is strongly suggestive of sleep apnea but doesn't distinguish between central and obstructive sleep apnea or subclinical seizure d/o & can't dx other parasomnias. ...Read more
HELPFUL: In the context of your symptoms and other laboratory data. ...Read more
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