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Can A Blood Test Detect Hpv
How can we test if we have HPV in our body? Blood test is suitable choice? Can HPV transport by blood exchange?
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more
Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC1660559/ says that HPV can be detected by blood test when doctors here confirmed its not possible! Help??
HPV Pap based test: The presence of HPV is determined with tissue sampling and the DNA fingerprint essentially. This is the most exact method to detect its presence. Although blood tests are possible they are not available for routine use clinicaly. Pap smear changes were an older methodology as well. Difficult to measure in men without an equivalent tissue based test. ...Read more
Can I donate blood like I used to? HPV 16 positive. Will it be detected in the blood test? Will I cause harm to others if I donate? Shall I stop it!?
Of course: I'm concerned about you for asking, and whether there isn't some misunderstanding. You say you are 29, and have had breast cancer -- this should have been a consideration as to whether you can donate blood, rather than your HPV-16. The HPV virus will probably never be a problem and if it is, it's manageable if you comply as I understand you have done. ...Read more
Different viruses: Hpv is human papillomavirus, the cause of cervical and anal dysplasia and cancer. It is not diagnosed by a blood test. Herpes is a different virus, which can cause genital and anal lesions. There is a blood test for it, but is not used for diagnosis: it just tells you whether you've ever been exposed or not. ...Read more
Some Doctors say HPV can't be detected by blood test & it's impossible when others yes with antibodies! Pathology doctors too! Whom should I believe?
Antibodies=exposure: HPV lives primarily in the epithelial cells that line the skin and some body cavities. Our immune system reacts by making antibodies which if strong enough may limit or prevent future infections as is expected with young women who have been vaccinated. Currently the best way to test for the virus is to examine material from the infected tissue. There is no blood test. ...Read more
How to know if my partner has genital HPV or not? He's ok and no symptoms. Blood test? DNA test? How can men find out? What's the treatment for them??
Don't ask: Please forgive me. There's no test for HPV for a man, and no treatment. If you are right for each other, it's moot. HPV is not a danger to your life if you get regular pap smears and follow-up. If this guy is worth loving, and loves you, take him just as he is -- and be thankful also for the fact that we can manage HPV. You have been immunized, right? ...Read more
Would x-Ray, ultrasound and MRI detect HPV? How about specific or general blood test? Is there a way other than Pap test or colposcopy??
Can one test HPV through blood test from the arm? Or is it done via DNA vaginal swab test and Pap test only? Can any doctor answer please?
Need a swab: HPV is a host of different viruses. Everybody has some of them. They're not dangerous if you comply with routine screening and care for cervical cancer. Even if you had every one of the mean strains, it's not worth getting yourself worked up over. Be thankful for a health care system that despite all the dysfunctions won't let HPV kill or ruin you. ...Read more
Yes: There is no single blood test that will d this but taken together a number of tests can do what you ask. ...Read more
Only a few cancers: Unfortunately, there are very few cancers that can be detected through blood tests. These include prostate cancer and leukemia. Some other cancers have tumor marker tests, such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, and others but these are to monitor, not detect the cancer. ...Read more
Soon: You can get a blood test with same day results and they can be reliable 1 to 2 days before your missed menses. I do not like to do pregnancy tests too early. Several women have biochemical pregnancies that do not grow and get a normal period 1 to 2 days later. So, my suggestion is that you do your blood test when you miss your period. ...Read more
Need other tests.: Blood tests might show signs pointing to lymphoma, like many lymphocytes, and lymphoblasts, but other signs are seen, like lymphadenopathy (enlarged lymph nodes). Also, there are many kinds of lymphomas, like follicular, and mantle cell, and they need tests like biopsy and flow cytometry to distinguish them, so other tests are needed. ...Read more
No, may need biopsy.: A blood test can detect some lymphomas with high lymphocyte peripheral blood count, but fine needle aspiration of some lymph nodes, and/or a lymph node biopsy may be needed. This can be used to distinguish between types of lymphoma, like hodgkin's vs. Non-hodgkin's, mantle cell vs. B-cell, t-cell, infection, cancers, etc. Specific markers for b and t cells are also used. ...Read more
None: For now you can do a body impedance analysis to calculate water weight - but no blood test. ...Read more
Not yet: Per the CDC, Ebola can be tested w/i a few days after sx's begin w: ELISA (antigen-capture enzyme-linked immunoabsorbent assay), IgM ELISA, PCR (Polymerase chain reaction) & isolation of the virus. Later in course of disease can be tested by looking for IgM & IgG antibodies. See: http://www. Cdc. Gov/vhf/ebola/diagnosis/ ...Read more
How early can a blood test detect pregnancy? Please answer only if you know the definitive answer. Obgyns?
Date of conception.: A quantitative blood test can tell approximately the date it was conceived. The beta subunit of HCG or human Chorionic Gonadotropin can be detected in urine or blood after implantation or 6-12 days after fertilization. The test which can give the quickest result is a rosette inhibition assay for early pregnancy factor (epf) which can tell within 48 hours of fertilization, but it is expensive. ...Read more
More useful to: Exclude clots. A blood test may be done as a screening test to check for clots, not specifically in the legs. These tests, if negative are useful in excluding blood clots, but positive results have many false positives. ...Read more
A blood or urine: Test can tell if you are pregnant 1-2 days before an expected period. Many experts (myself included) do not believe "implantation bleeding" exists at all, but even if it does you can't time a test from it. If you want to test, do it up to 2 days before you expect the period, and good wishes. ...Read more
Can doctors detect if you have had any radiation xrays?, in a test like blood or other. Can a blood test detect any cancer?
No and Maybe.: There is no test that can see if you have been exposed to X rays. Some blood tests can detect cancer: a complete blood count can detect leukemia. Some substances secreted by tumors can be detected in the blood, but this is not a powerful or precise way of finding cancers in general. Biopsy of tissue or collection of tissue or direct visualization is a much better method. ...Read more
After missed period: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more
How soon after intercourse would a blood test detect pregnancy? Much sooner before a urine pregnant test, correct?
9-10 days: It usually takes 9-10 days after conception for the blood test to turn positive. ...Read more
Pregnancy: Great majority of pregnancies occur when coitus takes places within the 3 day interval just prior to ovulation. The first hormonal evidence of implantation (appearance of hcg) ocurred on 8 to 10 days after ovulation. Some commercial urine pregnancy test don't become positive until 5 days before your missed period. If negative and still suspect a pregnancy do a blood level pregnancy test. ...Read more
Can just a blood test detect all untreatable std's in women? I don't want my spouse's hymen torn by pap-smear like tests by inserting things into her v
Bad information: Congratulations on your impending marriage. And I'm sorry -- somebody has given you very bad information. Prior to marriage, a blood test for syphilis is all that we need. Nobody's going to culture her cervix without symptoms. This pathologist doesn't think a woman needs a pap smear until she becomes sexually active -- it's not the guideline but it makes sense. And what std is untreatable? ...Read more