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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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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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I have had MRSA for 3 years, and have seen many doctors. All they do is put me on biotics, not even a skin test. It's getting very bad now, what to do?

See ID specialist: You need to consult an infectious disease specialist on this. In fact, you should question whether your problem is from mrsa. If necessary, go to a local university center. ...Read more

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

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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How many tests do you have 2 have before MRSA is confirmed?

ONE: One culture will show if it is mrsa. If it is not and one keeps having infections then each infection may be tested. ...Read more

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How can I sterilize everything in my home to make sure I don't get MRSA again?

Clean, not sterilize: Mrsa is spread from person to person; bedspreads and surfaces in you home can harbor bacteria for a long time. You can not "sterilize" your home the way hospitals sterilize medical equipment. Cleaning compounds will clean surfaces, and soap and water are effective for personal hygiene. Your doctor may prescribe medications to decrease MRSA bacteria if you become infected. Pets can carry mrsa. ...Read more

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What is risk of MRSA in nursing home?

Mrsa: Same precautions would apply in a nursing home as anywhere else. Good handwashing, basic precautions. Taking care with known mrsa carriers. ...Read more

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My Dad had MRSA in April, cleared to go home and on Vancomycin 2x/day for 1 month. Going to see him with 8-mos. Old baby July 1. Safe for baby?

My Dad had MRSA in April, cleared to go home and on Vancomycin 2x/day for 1 month. Going to see him with 8-mos. Old baby July 1. Safe for baby?

Yes: If the MRSA were still active he would still be in the hospital. You can always use alcohol gel on your babies hands, And you could even ask grandpa to take a "bleach bath" before you arrive. That's one cup of bleach in the bathtub. Immunologists recommend them for people who keep colonizing with Staph ...Read more

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I work in a home where someone has found out they have MRSA should I be concerned is it very contagious as I am worried and im trying to have a baby?

Worry doesn't help.: Good hand washing and avoiding skin contact with actively infected persons is the best way to prevent infection. But, MRSA can be on your skin and not cause a skin infection. It simply lives on our skin and in our nasal passages. ...Read more

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Which test do they do in the hospital to see if you have an MRSA aquired infection?

More info: Colonization with MRSA is usually checked with a nasal swab. Infection in blood is checked in blood cultures and sometimes wound cultures are taken if there is a wound. What are your symptoms and where is your infection? ...Read more

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I have an abscess that resulted from a cyst rupturing. They are soon labs to see if it is Mrsa should I stay home from work until I get results?

Still draining?: I assume "they" are medical people who drained your abscess and took a culture. If it oozed white/yellow pus-like material, it is very likely to be MRSA. Whether to stay home or not...is it still draining? See the doc. Are you on antibiotics? How painful is it? Can you walk, sit, drive, and do your job? If it has stopped draining and is getting better, keep it clean and covered and go to work! ...Read more

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My dad has MRSA and I've been in contact with him. Been sick for months and the basic cell count come out negative they won't do MRSA blood test?

My dad has MRSA and I've been in contact with him. Been sick for months and the basic cell count come out negative they won't do MRSA blood test?

Blood cultures?: If you want doctors to do blood cultures for MRSA there has to be a good clinical indication for this, and without knowing what is going on with you and examining you there is no way to comment on this. What do you mean by "sick for months"? MRSA infection is not likely to go on for months untreated. You would likely die of this. You need to have discussion with the doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I had MRSA ten years ago. Will that effect results of a t.B test?

What to do if I had MRSA ten years ago. Will that effect results of a t.B test?

No DifferentBacteria: Staphylococcus aureus frequently present human skin & respiratory passages, especially nose. Control of this bacteria, as with all, is a function of the immune system. Sa is most commonly a commensal bacteria, but that reality is not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions & any internal control affecting immune function can change. Mrsa merely means multiple resistant abs. ...Read more

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I rented my house out to someone who has MRSA unknowingly infecting my home. Can I still rent it out?

Yes: He is colonized and will cause no harm! How about the people you bump into on a daily basis that are MRSA colonized that you do not know about. ...Read more

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I work in a home where someone has MRSA and I am trying for a baby and am very worried please tell me if I should be concerened?

Unlikely to be pbm: For everyone out there:mrsa is everywhere, it is not new, it is real but manageable and people with it do not need to be treated like they have the plague. You are as likely to find it on a random surface at home, at the supermarket or any other location. After the mid 50's we had penicillin resistant staph, but the world did not end. Simple hand washing ; wound care reduces anyones risks. ...Read more

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When a person test positive for MRSA them tests negative how is it possible for them to test postive again? What precautions need to be taken?

Incomplete: Eradication is common. We treat with phisohex, bacterium, bactroban, (mupirocin) then we test the nares or the throat. We can miss it if temporarily it is eradicated in the areas we test, or the load is less and we miss it from swabbing. Good hygiene, good hand washing is utmost in preventing spread. ...Read more

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Some nursing homes test for MRSA before you can work on a ward?

Some nursing homes test for MRSA before you can work on a ward?

Yes: Health care facilities have different pre-employment screening requirements. Screening for MRSA is one possibility. Oftentimes the health care facility will require that any employee who screens positive for MRSA go through a decolonization procedure prior to starting work. ...Read more

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Culture of leg taken AFTER doc already treated it for MRSA w/Bactrim & top antib; test then back neg (false neg?). Antib in sys how lg? Retest when?

Culture of leg taken AFTER doc already treated it for MRSA w/Bactrim & top antib; test then back neg (false neg?). Antib in sys how lg? Retest when?

Test of cure: Cultures are often taken following treatment of an infection to confirm that they were cured with the chosen antibiotic. Persistent symptoms after treatment with a negative bacterial culture is suggestive of another type of infection, such as fungal or viral. ...Read more

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spending $100, 000 on me doing tests and throwing me in the Psych ward. Went to for a 5th opinion found low Hemoglobin? MRSA? Endoscopy neropathy bad

spending $100, 000 on me doing tests and throwing me in the Psych ward. Went to for a 5th opinion found low Hemoglobin? MRSA? Endoscopy neropathy bad

Symptoms?: Young man with Neuropathy, low Hb need for endoscopic exam (abdominal pain?) and a trip to psych floor. Put it all together into one diagnosis you have: AIP

(Acute intermittent porphyria) Check urine for Delta amino levulonic acid, HVA and porphyrobilinogen.

If negative you have more than one disorder. ...Read more