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I used weed before finding out being pregnant. My baby tested positive for weed, through cord testing how is this possible? How far back does the test

I used weed before finding out being pregnant. My baby tested positive for weed, through cord testing how is this possible? How far back does the test

Not that far: The baby should not test positive for marijuana if you last used over 9 months ago. Something is not right here. Consider speaking with your doctor or your social worker to go over the specifics of your case ...Read more

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How do I know if I'm on CPS watch list for cord blood testing. Can it detect one time xanex use at 23 weeks pregnant?

How do I know if I'm on CPS watch list for cord blood testing. Can it detect one time xanex use at 23 weeks pregnant?

Hard to say: If they have ever investigated you or your family they will have a file. Recent contact (yr) would mean it is active. If you show up for delivery & have friends that smell of weed or act suspiciously they will test anyway & call it in. I don't test cord blood if I am looking. One time use at 23 weeks would be unlikely to show up but any later use of anything might. ...Read more

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What is reality testing?

What is reality testing?

Reality testing: Reality testing is your ability to distinguish what's happening in your own mind, from what's occurring in the outside world. It's a very important ego function, and can be very impaired in delusional psychotic illness. To a lesser degree it can also be problematic in non-psychotic people -- such as when your own discomfort makes you think others are critical of, or are disliking you. ...Read more

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Glaucoma testing for juveniles?

Glaucoma testing for juveniles?

Would be geat: There would be a low 'yield' unless you test only those with family history. ...Read more

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Haemophillia carrier testing, what to expect?

Haemophillia carrier testing, what to expect?

Pending.: It will either be positive (you are a carrier) or negative. You left out your family history, which is most important. ...Read more

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What are the clinical criteria for nipt testing?

What are the clinical criteria for nipt testing?

Criteria?: The sampling of maternal blood for NIPT is often capable of an accurate study by 8-10 weeks into pregnancy. At that point circulating fetal cells can be found and utilized for paternity, genetic or other study. It is commonly available in the US to anyone who wants to pay for it. If you are looking for criteria used by some 3rd party to cover cost you should ask them. ...Read more

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How is inhibin a used in testing?

How is inhibin a used in testing?

For Down syndrome: Inhibin a is one of 4 protein levels that are tested for in the "quad screen", a blood test performed in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy to calculate the risk that a woman is carrying a baby with down syndrome. The levels of inhibin a have been found to be about twice as high in women carrying babies affected with Down syndrome as in women with normal babies. ...Read more

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What is molecular testing for herpes?

What is molecular testing for herpes?

Trying to find virus: Molecular testing usually means a test that looks for actual fragments of the virus. For example, a test to detect traces of actual herpes virus dna (such as from a swab of a suspicious broken skin sore) would likely show a positive result if herpes viruses are in the sore. Contrast that to a herpes igg positive blood test, which merely says the person has had herpes sometime during her life. ...Read more

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What is testing for CF on a fetus like?

What is testing for CF on a fetus like?

Blood test: First the mom is tested and if positive the father should be tested and a meeting with a genetic counselor should occur to discuss risks of CF on the baby and implications and choices. ...Read more

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What is ivc dilated and non collapsing in eco testing?

What is ivc dilated and non collapsing in eco testing?

Inferior vena cava: Ivc stands for inferior vena cava. The ivc is a large vein that returns blood (largely deoxygenated blood) from the lower portion of the body to the right side of the heart. The heart then pumps that blood to the lungs so that the blood can pick up oxygen and go out to the body again. Dilated and non collapsing means that the ivc is open and perhaps slightly enlarged. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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Pcos testing: what to expect when going in?

Pcos testing: what to expect when going in?

Depends: The doctor will take a complete medical history and likely perform an appropriate exam. Testing for pcos can include and ultrasound of the uterus and ovaries and may well include drawing blood for evaluation of several hormones involved with regulating the ovaries and metabolism. ...Read more

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What is polmonary testing like?

What is polmonary testing like?

Spirometry/PFT: Its as easy as breathing. Unless a metacholine challenge test is performed in an asthmatic patient. ...Read more

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Is diagnostic testing worth the risks?

Is diagnostic testing worth the risks?

Absolutely!!!: As long as it is being done by a board certified obgyn or peri-natologist why would u want to take a chance and not know if something is wrong with your baby because if something is u are better off knowing as it could affect what u do with the pregnancy or what type of delivery is best or if somehting is wrong (hopefully not and it is reassuring to know it is not) your baby may need immed care. ...Read more

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Is toxoplasmosis testing complicated?

Is toxoplasmosis testing complicated?

Toxo testing: No. A blood test is performed. Serologic (igg and igm) blood testing is the most common initial diagnostic test for acute toxoplasmosis. ...Read more