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Is Clinistix A Reliable Test
Usually: Clinistix is usually reliable. For blood on dipstick the can have false positives with eating beets, hemolysis (breaking up of red blood cells), severe muscle injury leaking myoglobin into urine. For protein false positives are associated with high ph (>7.5) and very concentrated urine. False negative protein can be associated with dilute urine. Leuk est usually reliable. Spe gravity reliable. ...Read more
Prostate Testing: It is all about the context in which the test is done, the history of the patient and the previous psa tests done with his aging. It is not a stand alone test but can be reassuring or prompt another look. I offer it to my male patients over 40. ...Read more
Blood pregnancy: test is the gold standard.Get a more detailed answer ›
Drug testing: The key issue for sensitivity is the method of detection, and the physiology of the drug in the body. Many drugs are metabolized or excreted through the urine and thus tend to be concentrated in urine samples that are tested by lateral flow immunoassay. Blood testing by Mass Spec is also highly sensitive but not as widely available. ...Read more
HIV testing: Elisa assay is quite sensitive (will detect antibodies best) but the western blot is more specific and confirm the results of the elisa if it was positive, as being either truly positive or false-positive. There are several other circumstances in which conditions other than HIV will produce a positive elisa assay. If there are symptoms and too early for antibody test, then PCR for RNA is best. ...Read more
Yes...and no: Docs can provide pregnancy tests that are essentially the same - the urine hCG detection. They can also obtain a serum hCG in the mother's blood, which will pick up a pregnancy much faster due to its high sensitivity. That said, unless you are high-risk, your doc may not be able to justify it to your insurance company. ...Read more
What are the best brands for an at home chlamydia test? Is the swab test or urine test more reliable?
Any NAAT, urine: Probably you mean specimen collection at home, sending it to a lab. (No self test for chlamydia is approved or available in the US.) Any lab-based NAAT (nucleic acid amplification test), such as Aptima®, will be highly accurate and reliable. Urine is best, partly because most men will have difficulting passing a swab 1-2 inches into the urerthra, required for highly accurate testing. ...Read more
Determines Pregnancy: Urine pregnancy tests are available at pharmacies, grocery & convenience stores. They can be done in the privacy of your home. All pregnancy tests are based upon measurement of the hormone -- human chorionic gonadotrophin or HCG -- which is made after a fertilized egg implants in the uterus. Pregnancy can be determined as early as the first day of the missed period with 97%-99% accuracy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: A urine microscopic test means the lab staff or machine looks at the urine sample with a microscope, to look for things in the urine, such as red blood cells, white blood cells, kidney cells, bladder cells, bacteria, yeast, other organisms, and various crystals. Maybe if there was a very unique type of crystal that was created by a unique drug, one could say that drug was seen in the urine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a urine test as effective as a blood test for chalmadya my partner tested slightly positive for chalmadya in a blood test
Adrenal/Pituitary: A cortisol swab test is used to determine cortisol levels in the saliva. This is to help identify if cortisol levels are being effected by diseases such as cushing's, addison's, or other pituitary or adrenal insufficiency. Multiple swabs are taken in order determine oscillating levels. If these are abnormal, a physician will do other tests to confirm the etiology of the cortisol level discrepancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: There is growing research and developments in using saliva to test for a multitude of conditions and diseases going on right now. There are saliva tests for diabetes, oral cancer, hiv, caries susceptibility (cavity risk), and more. But urine is still valuable for diagnostic testing and i don't think it is going away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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