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Blood Test For Staph Infection
Blood Cultures: This is not a common question or situation and am not sure why you would ask. But, there are blood cultures. Staph is usually diagnosed by examination or direct wound culture. ...Read more
This is an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus - and it often is quite dangerous because the organism, the 'germ' has alot of virulence to it... it's very nasty in other words. You can see an ID doc to find out more about Staph infections, since they are experts in diagnosing and treating ...Read more
If my uti urine test came out negative. Is it possible to test positive for a uti culture test? Also can doctors see stds or stis in this culture test
Here are some...: Urinalysis (under microscope) of properly collected fresh urine should give an fair accurate indication for bacterial UTI or not, but ultimate confirmation is urine culture with properly collected urine. And either one should correlate with clinical picture and suspicion. But, testing for STD/STI like chlamydia & gono should be done with the first (dirty) part of urine, differing from testing UTI. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suspected of having lymphatic infection symptomatically. Blood test shows Anti CCP positive. Could it be TB/ infection? What test next will confirm?
Internal med: A positive anti-CCP antibody is a biomarker for rheumatoid arthritis and this should be investigated for. A detailed medical history and physical examination is needed. Chest x-ray is recommended. TB skin test +/- blood test for TB may be indicated depending on your risk factors. A biopsy of the nodes may be indicated depending on symptoms and their duration. ...Read more
What tha show all bacterial infection show in blood culture (fever investigation) for example tonsillitis?
Does a positive fecal leucocyte test (when negative for all other bacteria, viral, and parasitic targets) ALWAYS indicate IBD?
Blood in urine: If a UTI is ruled out, blood can come from the kidneys, stones in the ureters, bleeding from the bladder or from glomerular diseases of the kidney. See a urologist for a diagnosis of any bleeding from the kidney or its outflow tract and bladder. If no source is found, see a nephrologist to see if the glomerulonephritis is the cause of the bleeding. Good luck. ...Read more
Non clean catch urine test positive for sm amount of bacteria, blood md said possible infection can it still be accurate if it wasn't a clean catch?
More unlikely,,,: A clean catch urine is done to make sure bacteria from the surrounding area don't contaminate the specimen. If it wasn't done then it's likely the bacteria from the surrounding area was responsible for the test result. The urinalysis is important in conjunction with other tests to determine infection, especially where it is so others tests like blood tests would help indicate infection. ...Read more
Urethra itches. Wet mount tested negative for STDs and yeast infection. Urinalysis tested negative for uti, what could it be? Help
Not sure but: Vaginal douching and drinking water with cranberry juice may help. Allergy to cotton underwear, sexual intercourse perhaps may have contributed to ur symptoms. Follow up with ur pcp or gyn if u don't feel better. Best wishes! http://health.Yahoo.Net/symptomsearch?Addterm=vaginal+itching;addterm=pain+in+urethra;addterm=vaginal-discharge. ...Read more
Shouldn't: Neither should affect the protein the pregnancy tests are detecting. Also, the information packet with my in-house pregnancy tests does not list either as affecting the accuracy or sensitivity. Whatever the case, we always follow up with a blood sample sent to the laboratory to confirm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ELISA HIV serum test: Is extremely reliable and should be only test required. Urinealysis and bacteriology will add nothing. Good luck. ...Read more
If balanitis is caused by bacterial infection, would blood test show elevated blood counts or ESR,CRP?
See below.: A urine dip stick can detect a urinary tract infection but it cannot differentiate between a bladder or a kidney infection. Bladder infection or cystitis is characterized by burning on urination, urinary urgency and frequency. Kidney infection or pyelonephritis has the same symptoms plus flank pain and often fever and chills. ...Read more
Testing: Chlamydia tests include a culture that may take 5 to 7 days to grow. A direct fluorescent antibody test looks for antigens. A nucleic acid hybridization test or a nucleic acid amplification test looks for chlamydia dna &enzyme –linked immunosorbent assay. Directing sampling uses fluids from cervix, urethra throat, eye (whichever area is impacted). Urine testing is also possible. ...Read more
Will a blood test tell is a sinus infection is bacterial? I'm terrified of antibiotics due to three previous C Diff infections.
No: There is no blood test to confirm sinusitis and whether it is bacterial. If you are being diagnosed with sinusitis a lot and you are concerned about being treated with abx all the time have a discussion with your doctor. It may be time to see allergist or ENT specialist to find out if there is a predisposition for these sinus infections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No. But,: Urine infection test is urinalysis with added culture if urine has blood, white cells(pus cells), or bacteria. If there is infection in blood, this test dose not detect it. But, sometimes, urine infection goes to blood in cases of kidney infection or urosepsis (sepsis from urine source). In these cases the bacteria that is found in the urine usually, not always, matches what's in the blood. ...Read more
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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