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Can Hiv Show Up In A Normal Blood Test
Depends: There is a kind of blood infection in which yeast (Candida) grows in the blood, it is a serious complication in those whose immune system is not functioning normally or who have another serious critical illness. The organism can be detected in the blood in those cases at times. Other kinds of less serious skin or mucous membrane yeast infections do not show up in the blood. ( such as oral thrush) ...Read more
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Unclear...: Anemia means a decrease in your rbc (red blood cell) count, hemoglobin content, and hematocrit level. All these parameters are part of a blood test named CBC (complete blood count) and will be abnormal if there is anemia. If the blood test is normal then anemia is unlikely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tests: Lab tests are agent specific. If you test for specific drugs and they are present they will usually show up. ...Read more
Not all cancers: Most cancers are not detected in the blood initially. There are a few that produce markers that allow us to screen patients for cancer with a blood test. Prostate cancer is the most common. There are some blood markers that are used to detect GI cancers as well as to follow patients with gyn cancers as well as breast. Testicular cancer also has commonly used markers. Must be in context of case. ...Read more
No: You can not pick up any drug levels from a regular blood test! ...Read more
What kind of tests?: Routine blood tests do not show phen. If you are being tested specifically for phen, it would depend on the technique used. ...Read more
Yes: If they are specifically testing for it. Cotinine, the main metabolite of nicotine, is generally tested for in urine, where it is present in larger amounts than in blood and is easier to find. However, it can be detected in blood as well. If you are a smoker, the easiest way to "beat" the test is to stop smoking! please consider stopping and getting help doing it if you need to. ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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