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Doctor insights on: Ept Testing Results

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How long does it take to get results from arsenic testing?

How long does it take to get results from arsenic testing?

Week: Blood test results should be available in less than a weekaids1st answer antiinflamitories and gargle with warm saline. See your personal provider for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm 20 days late I last tested about 3 days ago and negative result am I testing too soon ?

I'm 20 days late I last tested about 3 days ago and negative result am I testing too soon ?

No, not to soon: Most home pregnancy tests are very accurate after 5-7 days of missing your period. It appears that you have had several negative tests. I would suggest a blood test for confirmation and a consult with your physician for possible other reasons for not having your period. Good luck and take care. ...Read more

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If my dr said he was testing me for both types of herpes, and both test results came back separate, what kind of test was this? Type specific or not?

If my dr said he was testing me for both types of herpes, and both test results came back separate, what kind of test was this? Type specific or not?

See below.: All laboratory 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. Having said that, you were probably tested for antibodies to Herpes 1 and 2. What were the results? Antibody tests can distinguish between these two types. What else were you tested for? Practice safe sex! ...Read more

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Is the result from home blood sugar testing accurate?

Is the result from home blood sugar testing accurate?

Glucometer: Yes. These glucometers are pretty accurate if the test is done according to instructions. ...Read more

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Testing two weeks after conception is that to early to get a possitive result if you are pregnet?

Testing two weeks after conception is that to early to get a possitive result if you are pregnet?

Maybe: 2 weeks after ovulation and conception is right when you should have a period. Some tests are accurate enough to test positive but give it a few more days and retest. ...Read more

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How long after a possible HIV exposure should I do at home testing. (I want the results to be reliable.)?

How long after a possible HIV exposure should I do at home testing. (I want the results to be reliable.)?

Not the best test: The home self test for HIV takes up to 3 months to give reliable results, the longest of all HIV tests. It is never the best test to check for infection after a particular exposure. Better to go to a doctor or clinic and have an HIV antigen/antibody test ("4th generation" or "duo" test), which is reliable after only 4 weeks. You also need testing for STDs, for which you are at much higher risk. ...Read more

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Is it normal for Hemagram results to fluctuate a little within the normal range between testing periods?

Is it normal for Hemagram results to fluctuate a little within the normal range between testing periods?

Yes: There is some variation, even when the same test is done repeatedly on the same blood sample. Physician will be more interested in trends (such as red cell count dropping over time) rather than the occasional spurious result which disappears upon repeat testing . ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my test results and chart are missing, now the lab which would've done my testing has no record of me at all!?

What do you suggest if my test results and chart are missing, now the lab which would've done my testing has no record of me at all!?

Ordering provider: You need to call the provider that ordered the tests. They should be able to give you your results. Perhaps your tests were sent to a different laboratory. Also, remember that labs will not provide results over the phone since they have no way of checking to ensure that the person calling was the person tested. It is done to protect patient confidentiality. ...Read more