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How accurate are home test kits for mrsa?

How accurate are home test kits for mrsa?

MRSA: As with many home tests errors can occur, if you feel you actively have an MRSA infection or you are a carrier please discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ein
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Mrsa (Definition)

MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a certain strain of bacteria that is resistant to several antibiotics. It most commonly causes skin infections and abscesses, ...Read more


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What would experts say about accuracy of the HIV home test kit?

What would experts say about accuracy of the HIV home test kit?

Pretty good : Roughly 92% accuracy. http://m.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/07/this-at-home-hiv-test-looks-simple-but-is-it-accurate/259558/.

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Can you mix two drops of blood for STD home test kit? If negative, both are negative, if positive, one is..Save money this way.

Can you mix two drops of blood for STD home test kit? If negative, both are negative, if positive, one is..Save money this way.

No, used as advised: Do not try altering the method of testing as advised so to assure its accuracy. For potentially saving money, please take time to peruse the lists on the corresponding BUTTON on the left side of HOME of www.ForMeFirst.com & articles listed on http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter.html & http://formefirst.com/eMagicPowerUHL.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to live a realistic long happy life. ...Read more

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Can do blood hCG test at home through pregnancy test kit? Is this possible

Can do blood hCG test at home through pregnancy test kit? Is this possible

Just do urine test: Home urine pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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How can one accurately test to see if MRSA is completely gone after taking meds, oinment, etc? The wound is healed but what is required? Blood test?

How can one accurately test to see if MRSA is completely gone after taking meds, oinment, etc? The wound is healed but what is required? Blood test?

No test : When the wound is healed, the infection is definitely gone. MRSA can be on our skin without causing infection. To detect MRSA living on your skin, colonization, you can have a swab culture done. ...Read more

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How long does it take to test mrsa?

How long does it take to test mrsa?

Mrsa: Cultures can take 2-3 days. There are rapid PCR tests that can be available within a day. ...Read more

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My niece died at cleveland clinic in 4 days from mrsa. She had 23 cats. Is there a connection? How safe is it to go to their home. (contact unknown )

MRSA: Staph : Wow. I am very sorry to hear of this. Mrsa continues to wreak havoc around the world and every hospital has stories like this one. It is hard to answer your question, but i would bet that at the very least someone should call animal control and explain the situation. They may want to get into the home first. ...Read more

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Is there a test to see if I have MRSA or a staph infection

Yes: A culture can identify the bacteria that is causing your infection. Staph and strep are common bacteria found with skin infections. After the lab identifies the bacteria that is causing your infection, testing is done to see which antibiotics would work best for your specific infection. Mrsa is a type of staph that is resistant to the drug methicillin, but other antibiotics are effective. ...Read more

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