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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
I take high doses of gabapentin which causes my heartrate to go from 85 to 110-130. It's the only drug I take and it's listed as a side effect. My blood work is good. Is is ok if I donate plasma since I no longer take gabapentin and my heartrate has been
Been taking 2mg flm a day for about three months..how long will take to leave blood..my doctor ordered blood work from lab for drug screen?
What medication??: assuming that "flm" means film, I will further assume you are talking about buprenorphine (suboxone/subutex) 2 mg per day. This is a very long-acting drug, albeit in a low dose, but it could be present for significant amount of time. Blood is actually not the appropriate place to look for most drugs, with a few exceptions - suboxone is not one of them. May be present for several weeks. ...Read more
When I take a deep breath, all across my lower back hurts bad. 3rd day. Recent blood work, Lipase count was high 81. Long time smoker with bulging dis?
Can still be ur disc: your lower back is hurting because of your bulging disc, if it was your lumbar. Elevated Lipase level can be due to pancreatitis mainly, and the doctor who ordered would interpret the result in the context of the whole clinical picture, you would be much sicker if it was a severe pancreatitis or other GI tract disease. Lie on your back, warm compresses and pain killers, if no improvement c ur MD ...Read more
Heavier and longer periods since husband passed away 6 months ago. Could this be stress related? I have seen a doctor had a normal pap and blood work.
DUB: You could be right. You have been under severe stress. It is termed dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Please be gentle with yourself and take good care of your health while you grieve. Please don't hesitate to reach out to friends, family, and even a grief counselor or support group to get you through the next 6 months. Tell your Dr. if sleep is a problem. ...Read more
I've done blood work, mris, cat scans, eye exams, seen all different specialist & take tons of meds. Still pain, vision, hearing problem. What's left?
Your doctor: Your doctor can order a blood test and most hospital labs are capable for performing the test. A community health clinic may offer the service. ...Read more
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Yes it can: The TPHA test (Treponema pallidum hemagglutination) is a confirmatory test for syphilis. Usually it is done only after a positive screening test, such as the VDRL, RPR, or an EIA test. If you have had negative results on one of these plus the TPHA, you can be 100% certain you don't have syphilis and probably never did. ...Read more
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