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How Does A Chlamydia Test Work
Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more
Less than 2 days: The modern chlamydia tests include rapid tests that can give a result after a few minutes. Chlamydia cultures take several days. If the rapid test is done at a lab, the time for the sample to be processed, the test to be run, the results to be sent to the doctor, and for the doctor to find time to review the result... Takes up to a couple of days. ...Read more
Acute or chronic?: Acute bronchitis is caused by an infection in the airways and is usually diagnosed by a doctor once an evaluation is done. Sometimes a sputum culture can help determine the bacteria causing the infection. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is diagnosed by a physician evaluation and pulmonary function testing. ...Read more
Pregnancy blood test: You should get this result the same day if there is an urgent need. ...Read more
Check the link: These toxicology screen tests usually test for a range of substances or substrates from drugs like morphine, cocaine, marijuana etc. The tests are sensitive enough to detect the molecules if there is a certain concentration of the drug or it's substrate in the urine. If positive, the confirmatory test is done to quantify the substance. Here is more info: http://www.Aafp.Org/afp/2010/0301/p635.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Syphilis is caused : By a bacterium called treponema pallidum. Syphilis can be diagnosed by finding non-specific antibodies in the blood (rapid plasma reagin or rpr), examining for bacteria in samples from open sores under a microscope (primary ; secondary syphilis) or in some cases examination of cerebropsinal fluid via lumbar puncture. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A week or so: In my area, it takes at least a week to confirm h1n1 or similar variant influenza strains. This kind of testing is rarely indicated because of that time frame, and if you have a positive flu test at this time of year, it is likely one of the novel forms of flu, though those are very rare. ...Read more
Depends: The speed of the results really depends on the lab that the sample was sent to. If you are worried, call them back in a day to get the results. ...Read more
See below: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Please seek care from a doctor to protect your and your baby's health. ...Read more
24-48 hours: Some labs may send the report via mail, so the report may be done, but has not arrived at your dr's office yet, etc. ...Read more
Wait for tests: It can be as short as 1 day or ir the test must be sent out to a lab outside your facility then 2-4 days. ...Read more
Average is 25 days: After an exposure to hiv, most people (if they become hiv-positive) will develop antibodies that can be detected by HIV tests sometime between 2 to 8 weeks with the average of 25 days. 97% will develop detectable antibodies within 3 months and the rest may develop antibodies as late as 6 months (though very rare). This is why we typically recommend repeating HIV tests every 6 months if at risk. ...Read more
Chlamydia: Usually three to five days post exposure. ...Read more
Depends on type: An HIV test can be done instantly in the doctor's office (results are not as reliable), or it can be done in a regular lab. Usually not more than 2-3 days. However, many labs "batch" test -- meaning they only test for certain analytes once per week or every 3 days. So, maybe that is the delay... ...Read more
You might be asking: two things: how long after exposure is test positive or how long does it take to get the test result? The latest RNA/antigen tests look for the presence of the HIV virus. They may be positive within 1-3 weeks of infection, are more expensive, offered fewer places. Antibody tests are positive more like 3-8, up 12 weeks after infection. But results can be known within 30 minutes in many cases. ...Read more
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