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How Long Does Is Take Syphilis To Be Seen In The Blood Work
Weeks to months: Testing for syphillis relies on both non-specific tests that can be falsley +or - and more specific germ tests as backup. A + or rising level of a screening test is confirmed by a germ test. The most specific test is finding the germ in material from a lesion. Since transmission ~30% per contact with an infected source, a single dose of penicillin is often given as early as exposure is suspected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I Got a syphilis blood test 4 weeks after sex expos( which was fingering and hand job) it was neg. Is it accurate how long does Syp show up after act?
It is accurate: The risk was low from the behavior described and the test should be accurate by 1-2 weeks at least. ...Read more
How long does it take for a Lymphoma blood work panel take to get results? Had 2nd set of lymphoma panel done Friday and was curious and nervous.
It varies...: "Lymphoma blood work" is not a specific term. Some blood tests take a few hours (standard chemistries or blood counts) whereas others may take a day or more. If the blood was sent out to an outside lab, then shipping and reporting may take longer than the test itself. Also note, surveillance of lymphoma typically depends more on physical exam and radiology studies than it does on blood tests. ...Read more
Blood work shows excessive amount of b12 >1999. Its been 3 weeks since B12 supplements were stopped. How long does it take B12 levels to go down?
How long does it take to get factor v blood work and other predisposition to clotting tests back from kaiser lab? Thanks
results: Hypercoagulation lab testing is extensive and can take up to a week or more for results. Sometimes the results are complicated, but the question is "what is your risk for another clotting event" and "how long should you be treated". However, if you have a blood clot currently, the diagnosis and treatment should happen quickly. Be well. ...Read more
3-5 days: Most labs turn over the results in 3-5 days. If you haven't heard from your doctors office within 7 days, call them. ...Read more
How long should it take to regulate my thyroid after a thyroid eradication ? I took the radiation pill a year ago in december and my thyroid is still not regulated. I have blood work done every 6 weeks and my pills keep changing.
It : It usually takes 3-6 months to get the thyroid regulated after i-131, but it may take a year or more. Reasons for difficulty getting the thyroid regulated include 1) not taking the medication on an empty stomach 2) taking antacids or medicines like Zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec which decrease absorption of the thyroid 3) taking calcium or iron at the same time you take the thyroid, 4) checking labs too frequently and 5) relying on inappropriate lab tests. If you have a TSH level in the normal range, and you are feeling well, then you are regulated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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