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Cervical Culture Test
Cervical cultures are performed by swabbing the secretion or discharge on the cervix or vaginal and allow it to be grown in culture. Yeast is one of the infectious agents that can cause an infection in the vagina (there are many others). This is one of the most common causes of infection, and candida is the most common species. However, bacteria and viruses are also tested for ...Read more
"had a pap smear in conjunction with an HPV test. Lab returned pap test negative for malignancy. Does result include HPV results?
No.: The "negative for malignancy" refers to the pap. The high-risk hpv test in conjunction with is would be reported as positive or negative. Check with your doctor's office to get that result. The good news for you is that with your normal pap results if your hpv test is negative you can safely extend pap smear screening to up to 5 years. Annual exams are still advised. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A rare testing error: A false positive occurs when the test is wrong. The chlamydia tests in current use are accurate about 99% of the time. ...Read more
Does ureaplasma urealyticum infection show up on a urine culture or a pcr std urine test? I had two urine cultures and three std urine tests.
Normal bacteria: It's normal to have U. urealyticum in the genital tract. Once in a while it causes nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) in men, but generally harmless both in men and their sex partners. UU doesn't show up on routine tests; testing is rarely needed except in special circumstances. So nothing to worry about, especially if no symptoms. If in doubt, see an STD or infectious diseases expert. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A bit too early: The exact time for reliable chlamydia testing by NAAT isn't certain, but 3 days probably is a bit early. A negative result would be somewhat reassuring, but probably not conclusive. It would be safer to wait until 5 days or so, unless there is some urgency (e.g. if you have abdominal pain or other symptoms of a complication like PID). ...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
Can a simple urine analysis, urine culture or semen analysis report detects HIV infections/bacteria or stds?
Is a high swab vaginal herpes DNA test result reliable? (Without leison) Do I need another blood test to reconfirm?
Not reliable: Any single swab test for HSV only shows the virus was not present at that moment. Even in people with proved genital HSV2 infection, virus typically is detectable less than 20% of the time; for HSV1 it's under 1% of the time. So this test doesn't show whether or not you have genital herpes. A blood test can help: if positive for HSV2, you have genital herpes, regardless of swab test results. ...Read more
Can you have chlamydia in your prostate and test negative constantly via latest NAAT test of the urine & have neg Urine Culture?
Yes: Proper sampling will yield the result.Get a more detailed answer ›
Which gives more accurate test results when testing for chlamydia: the urine sample or the cervical swab?
Both: The PCR technique used for both is very sensitive for even very small amounts of chlamydia. If a urine is obtained, don't do a midstream "clean-catch" like you would to test for a bladder infection. Collect the first part of the urine stream and don't use a wipe first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got a vaginal swab done for chlamydia retest. Chlamydia came back negative. But positive for proteus mirabilis. Could that possibly hidden chlamydia?
Chlamydia: There are several means of testing for chlamydia and without knowing what method your doctor used cannot be definitive, but if they used culture (uncommon) proteus mirabilis could interfere. Nucleic acid amplification or hybridazation tests, elisa assays or direct fluorescent antibody testing tests are more common and would not be affected by proteus. ...Read more