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How To Read A Positive Tb Test
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more
Infection with Tb: When someone is infected with tuberculosis (TB) germs, the body develops a protective response against them. The TB skin test is a test of the body's response to tb, not the germs themselves. One can have an active infection where they are coughing out TB germs and are a risk to spread tb. Or the body may have had the infection long ago and controlled it so there is no risk now of spread. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some ...: Hi! Zaldy5, You probably meant semen test. Sperms comprises less than 2 % of total semen (1.5-4.5 cc). Semen analysis for infertility is to look into the volume, total sperm count and viscosity of semen as well as the concentration, motility, maturity, and shape of sperms so to get a rough idea of overall semen quality for favoring fertilizing the awaiting egg. ...Read more
Can you tell me if on a random drug screening test what will show up false positive for a diabetic?
Probably not but ...: What is being looked for is the value of the glucose in the blood at that moment that the blood is drawn. It is very specific for the amount of glucose. If you ate a food containing glucose or another carb which could be converted to it not too long before the blood was drawn then the value of the glucose would rise. A better test which looks back 90 days is Hemoglobin A1c. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolute : minimum is 7 days, so if you want more accuracy try around 10 days out. ...Read more
Is it possible to get a false negative for marijuana on a doctors office drug test? At home drug test shows positive
Possible: Any test can give a false positive or false negative result. If you do weed, you know the true state and do not need to test. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lupus biopsy: Biopsy of lupus has a number of features that lead to diagnosis: a thickened basement membrane, vacuolar alteration of basal keratinocytes and superficial and deep inflammatory infiltrate. Lupus has a number of different forms in the skin and there are times when it is not easy to differentiate it from other types of skin inflammation. There are other tests to support diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can IgM test be inaccurate & give false results especially when i tested negative for IgG herpes? Whats the best test for hsv? Help please please
HSV: Hsv is often a clinical diagnosis. Igm is the antibody produced earliest in a viral infection so if this was positive, then it means an acute infection. Igg is produced later in the infection and/or after infection has cleared. Igg will probably turn positive at a later time, but treating the hsv with an oral anti-viral is most important, not the igm/igg results. ...Read more
Complicated: Positive IgG antibody infers an infection that has resolved in the past or began more than 7 days prior. So it does not prove a current issue. IgM antibodies infer new infection, but because of immune complex formation in setting of acute disease, these can be false negatives. In that case, pcr can be performed and has higher chance of positivity in context of immune complex phenomenon. ...Read more
Nothing: A false negative on this type of testing is a function of the test itself, so nothing that you do, or don't do, will change the accuracy of the test. Good luck. ...Read more
Chest X ray: It is possible to have active TB with very little symptoms especially early on. However, it is more than likely that you carry the germ for TB in a dormant form, this is called latent tb. No symptoms are expected with latent tb. ...Read more
How long will a rubella IgM test stay positive for? I have an immunity according to the IgG test. However im pregnant and the IgM test was positive.
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