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Doctor insights on: Hpv Serum Test

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
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Hpv (Definition)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more


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What causes false positive HCV antibody test results?

What causes false positive HCV antibody test results?

Misinformed?: Who told you that your hep c test was false? If you have no viral load that means you cleared an infection. Are you sure you are getting the right advice? ...Read more

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Would HPV cause a false positive HIV ELISA test?

Would HPV cause a false positive HIV ELISA test?

It shouldn't: Hpv shouldn't cause a false positive elisa. But see what the follow up western blot shows. ...Read more

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Does RPR test can detect HPV ?

Does RPR test can detect HPV ?

No, it doesn't: The RPR test is designed to detect syphillis. Hpv cannot be detected in a blood test: you need a sample of cervical/vaginal cells to detect cervical "infection" with hpv. ...Read more

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Is a four week negative HIV antibody test / negative PCR test reliable?

HIV diagnosis: Antibody titers have been reported to be delayed as long as six months, but this is very unusual. A negative pcr for viral RNA is virtually determinative of the absence of infection. ...Read more

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Does 3 Hiv negative test confirms your HIV negative?

Does 3 Hiv negative test confirms your HIV negative?

Need details: A single nucleic acid test after the interval during which this becomes positive is proof enough that you are not infected. You're young. I trust you'll play safe from now on, and if you continue to have obsessive thoughts that you have become infected, sit down with your physician or someone who's trained in helping you get back into control of these unwanted and unhelpful thoughts. ...Read more

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Is hiv-1-pcr quantitative and HIV RNA PCR quantitative same tests?can DNA PCR test be quantitative?

Is hiv-1-pcr quantitative and HIV RNA PCR quantitative same tests?can DNA PCR test be quantitative?

HIV testing: Yes. Viral testing can be qualitative or quantitative. Most HIV RNA testing is quantitative. ...Read more

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How's a poliovirus antibody level test performed?

How's a poliovirus antibody level test performed?

Neutralization assay: Poliovirus antibodies are tested via neutralization assay for polio type 1, polio type 2, and polio type 3 separately. Protection to one type of polio does not protect you from the others. One needs to have protective titers to all three types to be "immune". ...Read more

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Positive HIV screener test at blood donation... Negative IFA and Negative NAT... False positive?

Positive HIV screener test at blood donation... Negative IFA and Negative NAT... False positive?

Yes: The initial screening test for HIV is very sensitive, but not very specific. The back up screening tests are much more specific for HIV. ...Read more

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Hepb surface antigen positive, confirmatory test negative, antibody and core negative, should I worry?

Hepb surface antigen positive, confirmatory test negative, antibody and core negative, should I worry?

Possibly: Do not understand how initial test was positive and "confirmatory" test negative. Need to repeat these, although you may be in the "window" period, when antigen is being consumed by forming antibody and neither is measurable. Wait 3 months and retest antibody titers. By then you may be hepb antibody and core antibody positive, in which case you are immune. ...Read more

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Positive HSV culture but negative blood test; should tests be repeated?

Positive HSV culture but negative blood test; should tests be repeated?

Trust the culture: A positive herpes culture is diagnostic of herpes. I don't know why the blood test (antibody) was negative, but it's not used to make a diagnosis, only to determine whether the virus is present. I would trust the culture. ...Read more

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Is a negative oral hpv test accurate?

Is a negative oral hpv test accurate?

Tests, tests: All tests have their limitations. First there is the data collection. Did the doc swab you well? Then was the swab transported to the lab correctly? Then how sensitive was the test? There are many different serotypes of HPV. If you are 28 now hopefully you got 3 Guardasil shots as a teen and are protected. Call your pediatrician and ask his/her nurse if you did? ...Read more

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Pcr blood test for hsv1 & hsv2 both negative 7 weeks post exposure. Is this a reliable test vs igg antibody testing?

Pcr blood test for hsv1 & hsv2 both negative 7 weeks post exposure. Is this a reliable test vs igg antibody testing?

HSV testing: Both are good. A PCR blood test looks for circulating viral DNA. The IgG look for the development of an antibody against the virus. If these are not present 7 weeks after exposure then the most likely conclusion is that you did not acquire it. ...Read more

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Does a Positive ANA Antibodies, IFA test mean I could have an STD? What STDs are Positive ANA test? Is an ANA Antibody test a standard test for STDs?

Does a Positive ANA Antibodies, IFA test mean I could have an STD? What STDs are Positive ANA test? Is an ANA Antibody  test a standard test for STDs?

Antinuclear antibody: Antinuclear antibody testing is useful for someone with signs and symptoms of an autoimmune disease - anemia, arthritis, kidney disease, inflammation of the heart and lungs. It is not a test for STDs. However, a test for syphilis, the VDRL, was once used as a test for autoimmune disease! Please call your doctor to explain your ANA. Usually they are of no medical significance. ...Read more

Serum (Definition)

Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...Read more