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Can a ER blood test show infection of hiv?

Can a ER blood test show infection of hiv?

Yes, but: One can certainly take blood in an er and send it for HIV testing, but usually there are no rapid tests done to give you the answer while you wait. So if that's what you were asking, then no. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Tumour in the liver, blood test shows infection and jaundice. What diseases shows these symtomps.

Tumour in the liver, blood test shows infection and jaundice. What     diseases shows these symtomps.

Get full diagnosis: Under the general laws of humankind and medicine, your physician has a duty to inform you of exactly what kind of tumor is present in your liver, what the likely outcome is, and what treatment options are available with what to expect from each. We cannot do that here but we are concerned for you. Exercise your rights as a person and get the truth from the physician who told you this. ...Read more

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Does high monocytes and low amount of WBC in blood test indicate infection? and what does high amorphous sediment in urine test mean?

Does high monocytes and low amount of WBC in blood test indicate infection? and what does high amorphous sediment in urine test mean?

These mean nothing: Only a very high absolutely monocyte count is of any concern if you feel well, and low WBC is of concern if and only if lymphs or neuts are way-way low. If you're sick, this whispers "rule out typhoid". Amorphous sediment is simply stuff that was soluble at body temperature but crystallized as the urine cooled. It means nothing at all. ...Read more

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Will a blood test show infection if I am currently taking antibiotics (doxycycline)? Is it possible for infection to spread when on antibiotics?

Will a blood test show infection if I am currently taking antibiotics (doxycycline)? Is it possible for infection to spread when on antibiotics?

Yes: It is possible to have an infection while on antibiotics, even possible for that infection to be resistant and untreated by that antibiotics. Cultures may grow more slowly in presence of antibiotics. The blood test may show an indication like an elevated WBC but if the infection is in the blood that would be trouble. ...Read more

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Blood test showed bacterial infection dr said CBC blood work why?

Blood test showed bacterial infection dr said CBC   blood work  why?

Many reasons: A CBC can provide a lot of information to a treating physician, who may be ordering it for many different reasons (confirm bacterial vs. viral, monitor for treatment effectivess, use in conjunction with other tests, etc.) ...Read more

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When i had my ivf, i had a big fever when baby was nesting (blood test showed no infection) and ihad a velementous cord insertionwas my body rejecting?

When i had my ivf, i had a big fever when baby was nesting (blood test showed no infection) and ihad a velementous cord insertionwas my body rejecting?

Cord Insertion: The cause of spontaneous velamentous cord insertion is not known. I have not heard of an association with ivf, but that field is still being aggressively studied. ...Read more

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Blood test result on infections:cmv IgG result: 2.9 grey zone: (0.85-1.05eu).Chl.Trachomatis IgG result: 0.9 grey zone: (0.85-1.1eu).Please interpret?

Lab data: These numbers mean absolutely nothing absent knowledge of your clinical history and exam and learning why these tests were ordered. In general igg levels of this nature for any infectious agent simply suggests that you may have had this in the past, but because of other factors this can also be falsely positive. ...Read more