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Does A Full Blood Count Test For Hiv
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
My friend made me drink his urine and after few week I got a fever and after a full blood count doctors said that it might be a bacterial infection...i.assume my friend has hiv...im wo dering if I have a possibility of getting hiv?
Urine exposure: This doesn't sound pleasant - drinking someone else's urine. However, it shouldn't be a 'real risk' for HIV/AIDS. That comes from having sex with an infected person or shooting drugs. Unless you have more to the story, I don't think you would have contracted HIV from this incident. Also, it seems extremely unlike you got an infection from the urine either. Talk to an ID doc for more answers. ...Read more
I just had a complete CBC blood test. If there was HIV infection would it show in my blood count/platelets?
Types of blood cells: A complete blood count (CBC) tests for three types of blood cells: red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. It also give characteristics (size, etc) of some of these. It often includes a description of the white blood cells, called a differential. This can give additional information if the white blood cell count is high or low. ...Read more
If you book a blood test and it doesn't say the type of blood test on the appointment card will it be a full blood count test instead of specific one?
Blood test: Sorry, but you have to check this with your doctor. He/she needs to fully explain what blood work is being done and why. ...Read more
Would systemic candidal disease show up on a full blood count test or a liver function test? I've been getting symptoms for a while now.
Does a full blood count test identify Sickle Cell Disease, or do you have to have a specific blood test to be diagnosed?
Why do you ask?: If the smear is viewed and reported, and the physician reads the full report, you'll be told whether you have sickle cell disease. The trait requires some special testing. Classic sickle cell disease is not subtle, but there are variant hemoglobins related to the classic disease that are more subtle, and may be missed until adulthood. Gene testing's best for these. Best wishes. ...Read more
How long does it take for a full blood count test to prove that a person suffers with a kidney infection due to a blockage of a stone in the kidney?
It can't: A blood count will not tell if you have a kidney infection or not. An elevated white blood cell count is associated with most bacterial infections anywhere in the body. To determine if you have a kidney infection from an obstructing stone you would need a urinalysis, urine c&s and a renal ultrasound. ...Read more
Have been having headaches, dizzy spells & stomach cramps. Did a full blood count test & results are fine. Am on my period and have seen a blood clot?
Doctor can evaluate: Many things are in the upper abdomen: stomach, pancreas, liver, small intestine, gall bladder, large intestine, abdominal muscles, etc... An exam by a primary care doctor can help figure it out. Pain in the right upper abdomen, especially with symptoms that occur after eating, can be due to gallstones or other gall bladder disease. Stomach flu, pancreatitis, stomach ulcers... are also possible. ...Read more
I am 32 years african no symptoms my full blood count test always appears normal except a low neutrophill count of 1.22 average for 2yrs?
It's you: Quite a few people of african descent simply run a low neutrophil count all the time. It seems to do no harm whatever. I suspect the reason is that their neutrophils stick a bit tighter to the blood vessel walls -- unlike red cells, neutrophils ordinarily stay put and only take short trips in the blood stream. ...Read more
If a person is unable to attain an erection at all, would a full blood count indicate anything suspicious? What blood test would indicate an issue?
Not generally...: Blood count would not generally detect this issue, unless you have an undiagnosed new problem (such as too many red blood cells as in polycythemia vera). A better test would be to look at free and total testosterone and possibly prolactin levels. Of course, untreated hypertension and diabetes can also be causes of erectile dysfunction that are quite common. ...Read more
No: A good exam and history. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Can having a full blood count and imflamation blood test tell if there is any serious diseases like tumors or cancer?
If there was any inflammation in the penile region, would a enthrocyte sedimentation rate test or a full blood count show abnormality?
Simple blood work: Nothing fancy. Those are just simple blood test. You don't have to be fasting or do anything special for that. ...Read more
Is serotonin levels checked on a full blood count if not what would a doctor tick on a blood test form to check serotonin levels?
Serotonin level: A hematology blood count measures things like amount of hemoglobin, number & size of red & white blood cells, platelets, etc. Serotonin level would not normally be a part of this, and another blood sample would need to be drawn. "serotonin level" may be tested via serum or 24-hour urine collection. The latter is often used in a workup for tumors that secrete serotonin or related metabolites. ...Read more
Full blood count indicating virus - test done end Sept. Repeated test not two and half months later and same result. Don't feel unwell.
Can being worried and feeling down and tierd make your blood test full blood count be a bit abnormal like blood count borderline dr?
Need clarification: In general associated risk factors and medical conditions will predicts a test result. A borderline abnormal blood count in a young healthy person should be interpreted differently than an elderly person with other medical conditions. Can you please clarify your Q? . Update me your concern and with a follow up Q? Also be specific about type of abnormal blood test. Wish you a good luck. ...Read more
3 mild sinus colds in last 5 weeks. Had normal full blood count 4.5 months ago. Should I be worried or does that blood test still count?!
Blood count: The values measured in a blood count can change over time. For instance, White blood count may be elevated in the face of infection. A white blood cell differential may help to reveal type of infection. ...Read more
Lab results: Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Depending on the test, a normal value may rule out disease but other normal results do not necessarily mean lack of disease. It would be useful to have the actual results. ...Read more
Went to thailand. Had unprotected sex. Got really sick. Initial rapid HIV test positive, then 2 full blood tests month apart neg. But still feel sick.
Boy, your story makes me worry about U.S. Health care. First, any test before six months that is an antibody test is most likely not going to be accurate. You need the HIV RNA test. This will be accurate at about day 14 post exposure and is 100% accurate. If you have not had this test you have been mis-served by your physician.
And, HIV infection can be prevented. Please get a good doctor. ...Read more
Can I take 10mg of valium prior a blood test (full blood count, electrolytes, thyroid, glucose, b12 etc) or will it affect results? Kind regards
Not those tests.: It shouldn't affect your other blood tests, but you will test positive for benzodiazepines if you take a drug screen. ...Read more
If there was damage to the abdominal wall by intestine protruding, would ESR blood test or full blood count be slightly abnormal?
Probably unrelated: Intestine protruding through the abdominal wall is a hernia. Intestinal protrusion is the result of weakness in the abdominal wall, not the cause. Hernias do not cause abnormal blood count or elevated ESR, assuming no severe pain which could indicate a complication of the hernia, i.e. incarcerated hernia, which is intestine trapped in the hernia. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
People with forms of anaemia or mild may not have sufficient haemoglobin to accuratly test for Diabetes As I have Thalasmenemia Trait does this effect Full Blood count As I don’t have symptoms of Diabetes but was tested for tiredness and night sweat?
A1c and glucose:
A person with hemolytic anemia will not get correct results for the A1 C test. However, the gold standard for diagnosing diabetes is by measuring plasma glucose in fasting state and some times doing glucose tolerance test. If your fasting plasma glucose is less than 100 mg/dL you are not diabetic.
You may visit this site for info: https://www. Niddk. Nih. Gov/health-information/diabetes/overview/tests-diagnosis ...Read more
Can a diagnosis of lupus SLE be given if all blood tests (CRP, rheumatoid factor and full blood count) are within normal ranges?
Can an ESR or full blood count blood test be high range after or when abdominal wall is broken by intestine for ingenuial hernia?
Yes: esr non specific. High white count expected when stressed like post surgical. All single tests performed always require a clinical understanding. For instance an elevated ear and high white cell count after are concerning. But if a patient just had surgery and is doing better than the clinical situation is reassuring. Talk to your doctor about your concerns. ...Read more
Tingling sharp pain on lower right abdomen sometime pain start same time with on right testicals also. My gp did urine test, full blood count all clear?
After suffering various symptoms I had some blood tests which included TSH, 9am Cortisol, DHEA, Kidney function, Liver function and full blood count. All normal apart from very low DHEA what can I do?
Don't know: You did not even say what your symptoms are??? ...Read more
My 15ys son has 43, 000 platelets. His bone marrow exam is fine, full blood count is ok, ldh ok, TSH ok, non reactive to hcv. What other test can he take?
Platelet workup: I trust there were plenty of megakaryocytes / platelet precursors in the marrow. We'll want to see whether junior has immunoglobulin associated with his platelets (autoimmune thrombocytopenia); I trust there's nothing to suggest lupus or ttp. The hematology team already knows about this. ...Read more
6 weeks after my last sexual partner, HIV test neg. I keep getting a low grade temp and loss of appetite. What could I have, normal cbc?
Other possibilities.: There are many conditions that can cause these symptoms. Did you get a pregnancy test? If not do so. This could also be related to another type of infection which could be genital but not necessarily, for example UTI, viral syndrome, etc. If very suspicious of an STD make an appointment with your doctor for evaluation and tests. ...Read more
No: Essentially all of the blood tests employed for cancer are carbohydratre in origin. This is seen with the prefix CA I e. CA 19.9 for pancreas, CA 17.1a for colon, CA 125 for ovary. These markers are highly inaccurate for making a DX since they are elevated with inflammation of the organ. FDA has approved them for monitoring when the diagnosis is already established and one is following response ...Read more
All blood cells: A complete blood count evaluates your red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. The numbers of each cell are counted, and the physician notes the size and shape of the cells, which tells about certain health problems. Anemia, leukemia, iron deficiency, hemolysis (red cells being destroyed), low B12 or folate (folic acid) levels, low platelets, and mononucleosis are some examples. ...Read more
There are several ways to detect the HIV virus. The first is by antibodies. This includes eia (enzyme immuno assay). The rapid HIV tests are these types. The second way detects proteins on the viral coat (western blot). This is a gel plate electrophoresis. Thirdly there is pcr (polymerase chain reaction). This detects and amplifies dna allowing a viral ...Read more
Share on twitter bookmark & share printer-friendly version a complete blood count (CBC) test measures the following: •the number of red blood cells (rbc count) •the number of white blood cells (wbc count) •the total amount of hemoglobin in the blood •the fraction of the blood composed of ...Read more
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