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Is there a diagnostic test for whipple's disease?

Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
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Is there a diagnostic test for whipple's disease?

See a GI doctor: As it is rare, other diseases should be ruled out first, and then see a GI doctor. Whipple's disease, which most commonly involves small intestine, is diagnosed by taking a biopsy from the lining of the small intestine by using an upper endoscopy. if the tissue sample show macrophages positive for periodic acid-schiff stain, the electron microscopy and then dna testing can confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Neurofibromatosis (Definition)

A condition that causes tumors to form in the brain, ...Read more


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Does amniocentesis test for ms?

Does amniocentesis test for ms?

Not currently: We do NOT have technological expertise to predict MS at this time, and amniocentesis will not provide answers to this question. ...Read more

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Given a positive RNP antibody test, what are the clinical diagnostic criteria for MCTD?

Given a positive RNP antibody test, what are the clinical diagnostic criteria for MCTD?

MCTD: Usually considered diagnostic if high RNP titer, and two or more of the following: Raynauds, myositis, synovitis and swollen fingers/hands. ...Read more

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What is the diagnostic test for amyloidosis?

What is the diagnostic test for amyloidosis?

Specific test?: First: clinical. Second:confirmation and detection of monoclonal gammopathy on serum protein electrophoresis, with microscopic examination of abdominal fat, rectal or gingival biopsies looking for amyloid protein ...Read more

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Whats a diagnostic vs a screening test for breast cancer?

Whats a diagnostic vs a screening test for breast cancer?

Examples: Screening tests would be physical examination and mammogram. A diagnostic test would be a biopsy of a suspicious finding on physical examination or mammogram. ...Read more

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Is there a mental screening test type?

Is there a mental screening test type?

There are many: Many screening tools are available to assess mental health. Survey tests help identify dementia, bipolar disease, attention deficit disorders and others. Generally these are used when there is a worry about a particular problem, but there is good evidence that all adults should be screened for unrecognized depression. For more info on proven screening tests, check out the Prevention Checklist app. ...Read more

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Is there a diagnostic test available for interstitial cystitis?

Is there a diagnostic test available for interstitial cystitis?

IC: There are 3 basic ways of diagnosing ic, history of urgency/frequency, pain with full bladder and on exam pain over the bladder in the abscence of infection. A potassium sensitivity test done in the office and a cystoscopy with hydrodistension of the bladder done in the operating room under anesthesia. ...Read more

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Would a Positive ANA Test CBC with a few other clinical criteria confirm DLE without need for Biopsy?

Would a Positive ANA Test CBC with a few other clinical criteria 
confirm DLE without need for Biopsy?

DLE Criteria: Studies show that up to 28 percent of people with DLE develop Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. If a person has SLE also the American College of Rheumatology and SLIIC criteria can be used to help determine the presence of disease. Studies have tried to validate the SLIIC criteria for DLE alone but DLE sometimes exists in a pathologically singular form. http://tinyurl.com/j6lvnv4 ...Read more

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Is there a genomic test for ovarian cancer?

Is there a genomic test for ovarian cancer?

Yes: Many genes have been identified that may increase your risk of ovarian cancer from the normal <1% risk to a doubling or up to a 40% lifetime risk. The best validated gene is the brca gene. The new next generation sequencing technology can check for 19 genes at once that increase risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancer. This may be helpful if you have a family history of ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Is biopsy the only diagnostic test for brain tumor?

Is biopsy the only diagnostic test for brain tumor?

It is confirmatory: The appearance of a tumor mass on brain MRI scan or on a head ct scan can be indicative of a brain cancer. However, a brain mass biopsy is the best way to confirm the diagnosis and find out the type of brain cancer. ...Read more

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Is there a lab test for multiple sclerosis?

Is there a lab test for multiple sclerosis?

No: Not really. Multiple sclerosis is diagnosed by clinical exam, history and MRI of the cns. We do perform a lumbar puncture that can confirm oligoclonal bands as lab tests. The combination of all these factors play a role in the diagnosis of ms. ...Read more

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What is confirmatory test for prostate cancer?

What is confirmatory test for prostate cancer?

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 more

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What is the diagnostic test for Lyme disease?

What is the diagnostic test for Lyme disease?

Western blot & Elisa: The diagnosis is based on the history and physical and early the rash erythema chronicum migrans and immediate therapy is indicated The test your physician can do is to test for Borrelia Burgdorferi. You will have the Elisa test to screen and then the western blot tests for antigens from the Borrelia Burdorferi. Sometimes a PCR test can be used. You can discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Where can I find a reliable screening test for dementia ?

Where can I find a reliable screening test for dementia ?

See your doctor: The screening tests are not foolproof and need an expert review by someone who sees a lot of dementia...This comes from a dementia expert....So see your family doctor or see a gerontologist, neurologist or geriatric psychiatrist for a more expert opinion. ...Read more

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Is there a gene test for porphyria?

Is there a gene test for porphyria?

Yes: It is a specific dna test. Better to be seen before by a doctor that will run specific test and then if needed do the dna testing. ...Read more

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Is there a screening test for lung cancer?

Is there a screening test for lung cancer?

Yes: There are new recommendations from the us preventive services task force (uspstf) on ct screening to detect lung cancer."up to 20, 000 deaths a year from lung cancer might be prevented by annual screenings of generally healthy people who have smoked a pack a day for 30 or more years (or the equivalent such as 2 packs a day for 15 yrs) who are ages 55 to 79 and have smoked within the past 15 years.". ...Read more

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Which screening tests are performed for pregnancy?

Which screening tests are performed for pregnancy?

Beta HCG: If you mean test to diagnose pregnancy, urine and/or blood level of beta chain of human chorionic gonadotrophic hormone are tested. ...Read more

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Need help with diagnosis: autoimmune condition, what test panels are best for first screening?

Need help with diagnosis: autoimmune condition, what test panels are best for first screening?

Which condition?: Different autoimmune diseases have different work-up protocols. This would depend entirely on what is being considered in your case. More information, please. Thanks. ...Read more

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Is there a screening test for penile cancer?

Is there a screening test for penile cancer?

Yes: The best screening test is self examination. Self examination makes the diagnosis. Biopsy confirms. Penile cancer while rare in the USA happens more commonly in men with uncircumcised penis; it is extremely rare to non-existent in men with a circumcised penis. The most effective screen is self examination. The most effective prevention is the circumcision particularly before 1 year of life. ...Read more

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