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Is clinistix a reliable test?

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

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Clinistix (Definition)

Clinistix is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of ...Read more


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Does clinistix fail to show the presence of glucose if the test strip has been dipped in toilet?

Does clinistix fail to show the presence of glucose if the test strip has been dipped in toilet?

Dilution Effect: Generally, urine glucose testing strips need to be dipped into urine only. If dipping into toilet water there will be a significant dilutional effect and make the reading inaccurate. ...Read more

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Why doesn't clinistix show the presence of glucose if the test strip has been dipped in hot water?

Why doesn't clinistix show the presence of glucose if the test strip has been dipped in hot water?

Here are some...: Known to us, any testing agents have their recommended ways of storage & preservation as well as their expiration date. Deviating from these especially after incidentally dropping into water, their intended sensitivity will change. That is why; so, get a new one and follow instructions for testing and storage. The Best wish to health... ...Read more

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How do you get some clinistix?

From a manufacturer: Clinistix is a testing strip you order from a company that makes it. Look up online. I am sure you can purchase it through the companies. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of the clinistix?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the clinistix?

Clinistix: Advantages are the patients can check their blood sugar and keep a record of it, if they are being treated for diabetes, also helps them to know if they get hypoglycemic episodes
but the disavantages are that you can get false readings if not used properly, and get false sence of security, and you start to ignore medical advice. You still need to check you aic hemoglobin which tells you the truth. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of the clinistix reagent strips?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the clinistix reagent strips?

Clinistix: Advantages are the patients can check their blood sugar and keep a record of it, if they are being treated for diabetes, also helps them to know if they get hypoglycemic episodes
but the disavantages are that you can get false readings if not used properly, and get false sence of security, and you start to ignore medical advice. You still need to check you aic hemoglobin which tells you the truth. ...Read more

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How do you use glucostix, chemstrip, clinistix?

Dip it in urine cup: Dip the glucostix, chemstrip, or clinistix in a urine cup and read after 2 minutes (or manufacturer's recommendations). ...Read more

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What will happen if you put clinistix in mixture of water and glucose?

What will happen if you put clinistix in mixture of water and glucose?

Clinstix: Never tried it but would prob show glucose depending on how much glucose you put in. Problem is to find pure glucose to put in the water. ...Read more

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How a pas test is reliable?

How a pas test is reliable?

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 standalone test but can be reassuring or prompt another look. I offer it to my male patients over 40. ...Read more

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What is serum preg test? How reliable?

What is serum preg test? How reliable?

HCG. Yes.: The tests is for Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin, and yes it is quite reliable starting about two weeks after ovulation if fertilization and implantation were successful. And so is the urine test, perhaps a little later. However, anything that raises the HCG gives a positive test, so your feelings and the test should be evaluated by a practitioner. ...Read more

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How reliable are fingerstick blood tests?

How reliable are fingerstick blood tests?

Very reliable: There is a specific technique that miust be followed when doing finger sticks. If the procedure is properly performed the results are quite reliable. They will be within about 5% of a simultaneous venous blood test. ...Read more

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Can I trust rapid. Tests for HIV as. Reliable and accurate?

Can I trust rapid. Tests for HIV as. Reliable and accurate?

Get confirmation: Rapid tests are great for getting people screened and tested. If its positive, most protocols call for more confirmatory blood tests. ...Read more

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Should home preganancy test is reliable after 14 days of blastocyst transfer?

Should home preganancy test is reliable after 14 days of blastocyst transfer?

Probably not: After the transfer, implantation must occur and that is a bit too soon for a high enough blood stream HCG to spill over into the urine for a reliable home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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How reliable is a negative HIV vidas duo ultra test after 7 weeks of exposure?

How reliable is a negative HIV vidas duo ultra test after 7 weeks of exposure?

Very reliable.: It's recommended to repeat HIV test on the 12th week or 3 month window to account for a delay in the production of antibodies. If there is a higher risk of getting hiv, it's recommended to repeat the test after 6 months. Take care! http://i-base.info/guides/testing/test-accuracy-results-and-further-testing. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/15967238/ http://hivtest. Cdc. Gov/faq. Aspx#exposure. ...Read more

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How reliable is an HIV fourth generation test at 9-10 weeks after possible exposure?

How reliable is an HIV fourth generation test at 9-10 weeks after possible exposure?

Very: I would trust the results if this is your only exposure. I hope you're okay. In any case, I hope you'll cherish the memory having given and received love, and that you'll learn something from the experience that will make your life better overall. Everyone has things like this happen. Be good to others, and move forward. ...Read more

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Is second generation antibodies test after 3 months (94th days) possible exposure reliable?

Is second generation antibodies test after 3 months (94th days) possible exposure reliable?

Is the test for HIV?: 94 days after exposure, antibody test should be positive in almost all persons. However, a screening positive test needs to be confirmed. It would be prudent to see your doctor rather than indulging in self-diagnosis for such a serious illness. ...Read more

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Are HIV duo test & HIV combo test same? If not, please tell which test is reliable among two?

Are HIV duo test & HIV combo test same? If not, please tell which test is reliable among two?

HIV testing: The HIV ag/ab combo assay is a chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay for simultaneous qualitative detection of HIV p24 antigen and antibodies to HIV type 1 (hiv-1 or hiv-2 in human serum and plasma. . It is accurate and inexpensive HIV test that is also called combo testing. Do not know which specific test you took but the lab can tell you if you call. You are probably free of HIV disease. ...Read more

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Postive, high, rast test results — only hayfever and animal reactions though? Are rast tests reliable?

Postive, high, rast test results — only hayfever and animal reactions though?  Are rast tests reliable?

RAST vs skin tests: The reason allergists prefer skin tests to rast tests is because the skin tests show your body's biological response to allergens. Rast tests only measure the amount of antibody and do not predict its clinical binding and symptom-provoking abilities. That said, no test is perfect. All have to be compared to your experience and correlated with your history. Allergists spend more time doing this. ...Read more

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Is an oraquick negative result reliable if it was took ten years after a risk event. I took the test myself. I have had no symptoms.?

Is an oraquick negative result reliable if it was took ten years after a risk event. I took the test myself. I have had no symptoms.?

Yes, no worries: Yes, 100% reliable if you carefully followed the instructions for self testing. You can be sure you don't have HIV. ...Read more

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Had an unsafe encounter over ten years ago. Took 3 oraquick tests a week ago and all three negative are they reliable after that long.?

Had an unsafe encounter over ten years ago. Took 3 oraquick tests a week ago and all three negative are they reliable after that long.?

Yes. You're healthy.: Be thankful for good health. You're young, you're smart enough to have found health-tap, and you don't have HIV. You had an "unsafe encounter" -- but you gave and received love, imperfect as human love always is. My hope for you is that you will cherish everything that was positive about this time long ago, and love both wisely and well in a happier future. ...Read more

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HIV rapid test 40 days after possible exposure is negative, how much the result is reliable, any percentage? I plan to take test on 8w and 13w too.

HIV rapid test 40 days after possible exposure is negative, how much the result is reliable, any percentage? I plan to take test on 8w and 13w too.

Not valid: The test is absolutely not valid. It will also not be valid at eight weeks. If you are this worried there is more valid and accurate testing to accomplish. ...Read more

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How reliable is a 5 hiaa 24h urine test. Is it diagnostic. What are the main symptoms for this kind of test, if positive what are follow up test. Ta?

How reliable is a 5 hiaa 24h urine test. Is it diagnostic. What are the main symptoms for this kind of test, if positive what are follow up test. Ta?

Screening: A 24-hour urine collection for 5hiaa is a screening test for carcinoid syndrome. There are certain foods and meds that need to be avoided for several days prior to the test as they can lead to false positives. Carcinoid syndrome often presents with episodes of flushing, diarrhea and wheezing. ...Read more

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Hi, Is the D Dimer test when combined with low probability really reliable? I know of the research suggesting between 96-99% npv but in a clinical setting is what you have experienced? Thanks

Hi,

Is the D Dimer test when combined with low probability really reliable? 

I know of the research suggesting between 96-99% npv but in a clinical setting is what you have experienced?

Thanks

Reliable: If the clinical pretest probability of VTE is low by calculating the Well's score, the use of D -dimer in this case has a very high negative predictive value. I have used this rule quite frequently in clinical practice, and it's highly reliable. Just curious, are you a medical resident or in the medical field? ...Read more