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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more


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Can diabetes medicine cause false positive on a drug test?

Can diabetes medicine cause false positive on a drug test?

False positive?: What are you looking for? No diabetic medicines will not cause a false positive ...Read more

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Can diabetes give a false positive for cocaine in a urine drug test or would it cancel the test?

Can diabetes give a false positive for cocaine in a urine drug test or would it cancel the test?

Myths: No. Not in any way would having diabetes cause a false positive or negative on a drug screening process for cocaine. ...Read more

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Can type 1 diabetes cause test results to be false positive constantly?

Can type 1 diabetes cause test results to be false positive constantly?

Not likely : The general answer is no but you'll need to be more specific about your tests of interest. ...Read more

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Can CMV virus and type 2 diabetes together make the HIV western blot and PCR viral load tests false positive for hiv?

Can CMV virus and type 2 diabetes together make the HIV western blot and PCR viral load tests false positive for hiv?

Yes: A false positive is possible. A test done by a reputable lab is far better than the otc options! false positives can happen even if your health status is perfect! ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are my chances of a false positive?

Could you tell me what are my chances of a false positive?

Depends: All testing derives information within statistical norms. This means that sometimes a test might show a positive result when in fact it was not. The chances vary with what you are looking for and the reliability of the laboratory. Confirmatory tests may be needed. ...Read more

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What causes a false positive rpr?

What causes a false positive rpr?

Lots of things: Having lupus, being middle-aged or elderly, lyme disease, or just dumb luck. Some say even pregnancy can do it. Glad it was a false-positive -- syphils is still a real nuisance. ...Read more

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What could cause a false-positive a1c?

What could cause a false-positive a1c?

Hemoglobin variant: Some genetic variants of hemoglobin can produce spurious high results for a1c, by some methods. ...Read more

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Are false positive herpes test likely?

Are false positive herpes test likely?

No: A positive antibody means you're infected with herpes. That doesn't mean you're developing outrbreaks, but it does mean that you at least have latent herpes somewhere in your body. A positive culture or pcr for herpes means you have an active lesion. ...Read more

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What causes false positive ALT result?

No such thing: If the alt is elevated, something's caused the enzyme to leak from your liver and/or skeletal muscles. Today's assays are reliable. But this does not necessarily means you are sick. It can be from the ultramarathon you just ran, or the Ibuprofen you took for the cold you're now better from. Your physician knows how to follow this up -- often just a repeat draw will lay concerns to rest. ...Read more

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Can you get a false positive herpes test?

Can you get a false positive herpes test?

Yes: It's not uncommon for people who never show herpes i or ii lesions to have antibodies. Whether this means they ever met the virus at all is unknown. ...Read more

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What conditions cause false positive for thc?

What conditions cause false positive for thc?

Thc urine mimics: Hemp seed oil, kidney disease, diabetes, liver disease and riboflavin, or b2, can be capable of causing a false positive result on a drug screen for marijuana. Documentation of the disease, or the pill bottle should be brought along to show to the laboratory staff during any drug testing. Marinol, nsaid's, protonix, (pantoprazole) can also cause false positives. ...Read more

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Are there ways to get a false positive hida scan?

Yes: If you are fasting for more than 12 hours prior to scan, the gallbladder is full of bile, therefore the nuclear radiotracer cannot get inside the gallbladder. This will give the appearance of acute inflammation or cholecystitis. ...Read more

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What will give me a false positive pregnacy test?

What will give me a false positive pregnacy test?

False pregnancy test: Home pregnancy tests are generally speaking quite reliable and accurate. And they are the same test that are used by physicians in an office-based test. False positive test results are exceedingly rare. If you got such a result the best thing to do is either to repeat it or to see a physician and explain what happened. Your doctor may then order a blood test for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a false positive herpes test?

Is it possible to have a false positive herpes test?

Yes: Always remember never say always or never. Certainly labs can accidentally mishandle a specimen. A culture, if positive, is good evidence of hsv infection, however antibody testing is more difficult to interpret in some situations. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a false positive gonorrea result?

Possible : But if you've had exposure and/or symptoms, then its not a false positive. You can repeat the test, but most would agree treatment with antibiotics is the next step. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a false positive on a herpes ab test?

Is it possible to have a false positive on a herpes ab test?

Yes: A positive antibody test does not mean you have herpes. A positive test can mean you were exposed to herpes, but not necessarily infected. ...Read more

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Will eating fatty foods before a hidascan cause a false positive?

Will eating fatty foods before a hidascan cause a false positive?

Won't help: Mainly it will mess up the test. The dye has to accumulate in the gall bladder and the meal will cause it to go out. Then the gall bladder won't be well seen. Furthermore the part of the test in which the dye is released won't work right. ...Read more

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What could cause a false positive with a treponemal CIA serum test?

What could cause a false positive with a treponemal CIA serum test?

Lyme disease and...: False positives for this test are extremely common. See http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6005a1.htm
There are many possible causes- see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2095002/table/T4/ for a list.
I would be particularly concerned about Lyme disease causing a false positive and advise a Western Blot from IgeneX lab. See http://betterhealthguy.com/lyme/testing ...Read more

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Tetrahydrocanabinol what causes for false negative and false positive?

Tetrahydrocanabinol what causes for false negative and false positive?

Great question: I think dilute urine is the most likely source for false negatives. I am not familiar with other substances outside of the cannabinoid class of compounds (some of the newer synthetics?) that will react with standard immunoassays. If one is concerned, however, about a false positive there is confirmatory testing that can determine for sure whether it was a false positive or not. ...Read more

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Can you suggest foods that trigger 'false positive' drug test results?

Can you suggest foods that trigger 'false positive' drug test results?

As far as I know,: the only food that can cause positive results in urine (and other) drug testing is poppy seeds. This is actually not a false positive, because poppy seeds do contain very tiny amounts of a chemical related to morphine, papaverine, which is metabolized into morphine. I am not aware of any other food that can do this. They are found in pastries, bagels and other baked goods. ...Read more

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Is it possible that paternity tests be altered to show a false positive?

Is it possible that paternity tests be altered to show a false positive?

Paternity test: Blood was mixed up. But more likely to show negative.
Someone bribed the person doing the test. ...Read more

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Can taking an ovulation prediction test in the morning cause a false positive?

Can taking an ovulation prediction test in the morning cause a false positive?

No : Lh predictor kit determines the concentration of lh in the urine which is indicative of ovulation. I do have to ask why are you doing the tests? For pregnancy? At age 45 you should seek fertility care immediately as the chances of pregnancy are very low at this age. ...Read more

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Is it true that fasting fkr 24 hours prior to HIDA scan can cause false positive?

Is it true that fasting fkr 24 hours prior to HIDA scan can cause false positive?

Yes: Yes...false positive can occur with prolonged fasting. If you fast for >24 hours then the gallbladder may already be filled and fail to fill with the radiotracer. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a false positive alcohol reading if you did not have any alcohol?

Is it possible to get a false positive alcohol reading if you did not have any alcohol?

Yes: If you are refering to urine tests that look for metabolites, it is possible but not likely. Could be excessive use of alcohol based hand sanitizers. One case i'm aware of is using vanilla extract in alcohol base put in coffee, though using it in cooking should get rid of alcohol. Possible using alcohol based mouthwash, should be avoided any way in someone with history of alcoholism. Nyquil. ...Read more