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How accurate is STD screening?

How accurate is STD screening?

Very: Depends on which test you are speaking about... Culturebtesting for fonnorhea, chlamydia or herpes are extremely accurate, and urine or swab testing for bacterial dna for those are also very accurate. Hiv testing always has confirmatoey testing if the screen is positive and that is extremely accurate. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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How accurate is urine std testing using NAAT?

How accurate is urine std testing using NAAT?

Here are some ...: In the US, whatever approved by its FDA & marketed is considered to be reasonably safe, effective, & accurate although some frauds may still exist. But in comparison, that is best we can come by due to its highest transparency; of course, nothing is perfect and behind what we know always still hides a lot what we don't know. So, NAAT testing is good enough for daily use. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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How accurate is the test for syphilis?

How accurate is the test for syphilis?

Nearly 100%: It depens (penicillamine) on which test (there are several) and the time since exposure to syphilis. The standard blood tests accurately detect almost 100% of syphilis present more than 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How expensive is STD testing?

How expensive is STD testing?

Cheaper than infecti: Cheaper than dealing with the outcomes from the infection. For instance - a pap smear looking for the outcomes of hpv - cancer or its precursors - may cost a couple hundred bucks. Dealing with cancer costs 10's or 100's of thousands! most insurances will cover the cost and if not, health depts and clinics offer low cost testing and care. ...Read more

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What is a naat HIV test? Is it accurate?

What is a naat HIV test? Is it accurate?

NAAT HIV testing: Again you keep asking about antibody testing. It is accurate if enough time has passed for the body to create potential antibodies. Usually up to twelve weeks after exposure. But tests after twelve weeks will of course be accurate. It is just mind blowing that anyone is offering you these tests when there is a 100% accurate test that does not require such a length of waiting. ...Read more

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How accurate is an at home oraquick HIV test?

Very: Very accurate as long as one waits till the exposure is far enough in the past that there would be an antibody against HIV to test for. ...Read more

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How reliable is the PCR test for hiv?

Serology better: The pcr (viral load) is generally not recommended as a diagnostic test; it's used in people who are already known to have HIV to monitor therapy. The HIV serology (antibody test) is preferred for diagnosis, as pcr is more subject to false positives and false negatives. However, pcr can be used to diagnose acute retroviral syndrome (primary infection). It should be very high at that stage. ...Read more

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How accurate is the genetic testing for ovarian cancer?

How accurate is the genetic testing for ovarian cancer?

Very if BRCA mutated: The genes brca1 and brca2 cause breast-ovarian cancer, suspected when women have onset of breast cancer before menopause or when there are several cases of breast/ovarian cancer in a family. Women with a brca mutation have as much as a 50% lifetime risk for ovarian cancer (85% for breast) and often choose prophylactic oophorectomy after positive brca testing since there is no good clinical screen. ...Read more

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How accurate is amniocentesis?

How accurate is amniocentesis?

Very accurate: An amniocentesis samples the fetal dna from amniotic fluid. Because the test is sampling the baby's dna directly the test is extremely accurate. ...Read more

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How accurate is an ELISA test for herpex simplex type 2?

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How accurate is an ELISA test for herpex simplex type 2?

ELiSA very accurate : While the labs may have different standards, elisa testing is done at a molecular level and often used as a means to confirm a diagnosis after a positive screening test. In other words, it's often the last word or "gold standard" in testing. ...Read more

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How accurate are at home STD tests like blood testing for syphillis and herpes?

How accurate are at home STD tests like blood testing for syphillis and herpes?

Home tests: I have not heard of those tests being reliable or not so it is best to see your healthcare worker for testing. ...Read more

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Is the HIV DNA PCR test accurate enough for early diagnosis?

Yes: The PCR is highly accurate and sensitive. It may take 6 weeks to 6 months for the elisa and western blot antibody tests to be positive. Since the PCR tests for the virus itself, it is detectable earlier, before an immune response has been initiated, but at a much higher price. ...Read more

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How accurate is ca125 test for ovarian cancer?

How accurate is ca125 test for ovarian cancer?

99% when cancer: Ca-125 is 99% accurate if an ovarian cyst or tumor happens to be cancer. The problem with this blood test is that it is very inaccurate when there is no cancer (called a false positive), sometimes up to 45%. This is why ob/gyns do not use this test as a screening test, or at patient request. ...Read more

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How accurate is the dettol pregnancy test?

How accurate is the dettol pregnancy test?

Is it an FDA: Approved test? All fda approved tests are about equally accurate. You should wait 4-5 days after a missed period to do the test, use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully. ...Read more

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How accurate are STD urine tests for men?

How accurate are STD urine tests for men?

GC & Chlamydia: Very accurate for gonorrhea and chlamydia, but not used for most other infections. ...Read more

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How precise is the HPV test for women?

How precise is the HPV test for women?

Highly accurate...: If both pap test and hpv dna test are negative, then 99% chance patient does not have any hpv mediated precancerous lesions of the cervix / vagina! hpv dna tests alone (without pap) are also highly sensitive and specific (at or above 95%), meaning that they do not "miss" infections and generally to not "overdiagnose" infections. Several tests are approved for use. Each has it's own statistics. ...Read more

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How accurate is the testing for hodgkin lymphoma?

How accurate is the testing for hodgkin lymphoma?

Pathology: The best testing for hodgkins lymphoma is pathology reading, which means taking a biopsy from the lymph node and bone marrow, slides prepared and read under microscope by an expert pathologist. It is rare for an expert pathologist to misdiagnose a hodgkins lymphoma. Definitely after diagnosis a complete radiologic work up is needed to establish the stage. ...Read more

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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections can be viral, bacterial or caused by protozoa. They are ...Read more