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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Koh Prep (Definition)

A potassium hydroxide (koh) prep is made by sliding some material from the skin, vaginal tract, oral cavity, or some part of the body to see if the cause of the problem is due to fungus (or yeast). Example: candidiasis is a fungal infection of the vagina or oral cavity, often due to side effect of antibiotic therapy, when bacteria die and overgrowth of fungi occurs. Or ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: yeast on KOH prep test?

What is the definition or description of: yeast on KOH prep test?

Potassium hydroxide: The KOH test for candida albicans, also known as a potassium hydroxide preparation or KOH prep, is a quick, inexpensive fungal test to differentiate between dermatophytes and candida albicans. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: KOH prep?

What is the definition or description of: KOH prep?

A test for fungus: A potassium hydroxide (koh) prep is made by sliding some material from the skin, vaginal tract, oral cavity, or some part of the body to see if the cause of the problem is due to fungus (or yeast). Example: candidiasis is a fungal infection of the vagina or oral cavity, often due to side effect of antibiotic therapy, when bacteria die and overgrowth of fungi occurs. Or skin (like athlete's foot). ...Read more

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What is the result of KOH prep of oral scraping in thrush?

What is the result of KOH prep of oral scraping in thrush?

Yeast: Thrush is caused by a yeast or fungi, candida albicans. A KOH prep slide will help show the branching of candida under a microscope. ...Read more

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Is there any possible way one sex partners Std test results come back positive and the other partner test negative? Could it be a false test?

Is there any possible way one sex partners Std test results come back positive and the other partner test negative? Could it be a false test?

Lots of reasons: Depending on the specific STD, the first person tested might have a false positive, or the second a false negative result. Maybe partner not infected yet, if other partners involved. Most STDs are cured over time by the immune system, so the partner might have self cured. Or took an antibiotic, either for the STD or something else. Both partners should be treated, including the one with neg test. ...Read more

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Would an std/sti give symptoms and not show positive on tests?

Would an std/sti give symptoms and not show positive on tests?

Usually not.: Consult a urologist and b tested and have any discharge examined by microscope. ...Read more

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If you had an std, would the UTI test come up positive?

If you had an std, would the UTI test come up positive?

No: A urinalysis will not specifically tell a doctor if you have an std. It is only a screening tool used to assess for the risk of a urinary tract infection. A culture will identify the presence and type of the cause of the infection. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i had an std, would the UTI test come up positive?

Can you tell me if i had an std, would the UTI test come up positive?

Possibly: Urine tests help us determine if there is an inflammatory process going on - like an infection. They do not tell us what the infection is until a culture is done. STD's can cause inflammation of our urinary tract (bladder,urethra, etc), so basic urine tests can be positive. If the STD is not cause inflammation of the urinary tract, a urine test will not be positive. ...Read more

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Does the STD herpes have to be present at the time to test positive ?

Does the STD herpes have to be present at the time to test positive ?

No: Herpes carrier status continues to test positive irrespective of breakouts. Transmission can still occur without eruptions. ...Read more

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What would a false negative and a false positive mean on an STD screen test?

What would a false negative and a false positive mean on an STD screen test?

See below: False negative & false positive results are testing errors (meaning the test results were wrong). In this case... A "false negative" result means that despite the test being negative, the person actually does have the infection. A "false positive" result means that a positive test result occurred in someone who really did not have the infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections are bacterial or viral infections that are transmitted through anal, vaginal, ...Read more