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Diagnosed Cancer What Is A Pep Test
Does NAT test accurate for detecting HIV-2?
is there a PCR specific for HIV2 or Hiv PCR detect both as I was told by my HP there is none specific
HIV is a virus, thus: no test is perfectly accurate. Study: http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/testguide.action%3Fdc%3DTG_HIV_Management & https://www.google.com/#q=HIV%20testing for reasonable information on current clinically available technology. You are on the right track to study the issues yourself. You have the most vested interest & are your own primary medical decision maker (physician if you will). ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
NAAT HIV testing: Again you keep asking about antibody testing. It is accurate if enough time has passed for the body to create potential antibodies. Usually up to twelve weeks after exposure. But tests after twelve weeks will of course be accurate. It is just mind blowing that anyone is offering you these tests when there is a 100% accurate test that does not require such a length of waiting. ...Read more
Yes: Anybody can have cancer. The basis of diagnosis is the history, physical exam, and rational screening. I do not know what blood work you had, or whether the marker was above reference range or not. This question needs to be brought by you to, and answered by, your personal physician. I'm glad you're taking a proactive approach and wish you good luck on follow-up. ...Read more
Tested negative for ankylosing spondylitis by PCR blood test. Apparently PCR is the most sensitive test. Does this mean i definitely don't have as?
No blood test for AS: If you are referring to the hla-b27, this is not a diagnostic test. You can still have as but it is less likely. This is a conversation for your doctor, however. ...Read more
Is there a blood test for cancer of all types? I read an article about something called an amas test. Is it viable?
No, there isn't : But we're working on it. We are developing antigen or protein marker assays for several specific types of carcinoma, much like the psa test that we have for prostate ca. There are some other tests that we find to be connect with a diagnosed case of ca, which we then follow if they truly correlate with expansion or contraction of the tumors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
More than one tests: Esophageal cancer can be diagnoses in mulpiple different ways/ using various tests. Patients symptoms is the first indication; patients have hard time swallowing solids(liquids can go down even through a narrowed passage but solids get stuck if there is a growth/tumor inside. The inside can be best seen with an endoscopic examination, but it can also be seen with a Barium swallow test or CT scan. ...Read more
A single PSA test is: Rarely an indication for a biopsy, but the pattern of psa and rate of rise calls for biopsy to confirm. Many slight rises lead to bx, with some risks of sepsis, and trivial small foci of low risk cancer that are best observed rather than treated. While the biopsy is the correct answer, the real answer is do you really need to know now, and that is individaully very differnt. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes it can: The TPHA test (Treponema pallidum hemagglutination) is a confirmatory test for syphilis. Usually it is done only after a positive screening test, such as the VDRL, RPR, or an EIA test. If you have had negative results on one of these plus the TPHA, you can be 100% certain you don't have syphilis and probably never did. ...Read more
What is the accuracy of p24 antigen and antibody HIV testing 4-6 weeks post PEP testing? For something incredibly minor, would this be reliable?
HI Doctor I m suffering flu and my test report show H1N1 is negative but positive for influenza A. What is influenza A any medicine available?
Rh isoimmunization: This is a condition that affects a developing fetus. It usually happens when the mother is rh (-), the father is rh (+), and the fetus is rh (+). Fetal blood cells contain a surface antigen (a protein - called rh factor) that looks foreign to the mother. The mother makes antibodies to that protein which then pass through the placenta and attack the baby's blood cells, causing a dangerous anemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my sister's doctor ordered a spep test for her, does this mean only very serious diseases are suspected? Like myeloma?
SPEP: The serum protein electrophoresis (spep) is laboratory test to evaluate for a monoclonal (m) protein or "spike". This is different than an inflammatory polyclonal elevation of proteins (eg, hiv, hepatitis, etc). Spep "+" may be cancers such as myeloma (mm), cll, lymphoma. It may also be + increasingly with age as in mgus - monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance. Risk 1%/yr of mm. ...Read more
What type of HIV test does a doctor preform on a person that got raped RNA HIV test for the virus itself or normal antibody HIV test ?
Likely antibody : The usual first test for HIV exposure is for antibodies to hiv. An in-office test is likely to be for antibodies. Please see this site for information and discuss the matter with your doctor. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/testing/resources/guidelines/correctional-settings/section4.htm. ...Read more
If I am tested for herpes, and the culture is positive and the blood test is negative..And my STD test is reactive for syphilis what should I believe?
See your DR.: First infection with herpes or syphilis does not show pos blood test until about 2 weeks. Culture pos for herpes with neg blood test means you should be on full dose of valacyclovir or Acyclovir for at least a week. Repeat blood test for syphilis in about 1 month. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it common to have sarcoidosis diagnosed from a skin biopsy? Lung xray was negative. What does this mean?
Sarcoidosis: Sarcoidosis can be suspected from a skin biopsy. Sarcoidosis primarily affects the lungs (90%), skin (25%) and eyes, although most other organs can be affected, including the nervous system and joints. There are other conditions that can look like sarcoidosis on biopsy include certain infections, foreign body reactions, drug reactions and other inflammatory conditions. These need to be excluded. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm confused-wouldn't negative PCR blood test for ankylosing spondylitis rule it out? Is this not the test for it?
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