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Is There An At Home Std Test
This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...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
No: Look at your skin ( and have someone else look at the areas that you can't see). Things to worry about: asymmetry - not round, borders - not smooth, color- dark brown or black, diameter - greater than 6 mm (about a quarter inch. Any questions - see a dermatologist or primary care doc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Going to test at the clinic, i have 8 positives and 1 negative home pregnancy tests. How accurate is the test at the clinic?
While infected: Within a few hours of innoculation, the trichomonads start to replicate and can be found on microscope evaluation. Hope this answers question--if not, please elaborate and re-ask. ...Read more
There is a: test used for SCREENING purposes HOWEVER a full clinical evaluation is really needed! Speak with your PCP about your concerns! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
If the home pregnancy test is positive and the blood test is negative is there still a chance of pregnancy?
It's moot: If you're familiar with this curious condition, which offers many advantages but can be troublesome, seek testing only if it makes treatment options available. The basis of rx is getting educated on understanding other people, on being a diplomat rather than a jerk (this causes most of the pain). Choose a strength sport over a team-play sport, get speech rx if you need it. Say only nice things. ...Read more
Call them up: They will tell u and tell u the price. ...Read more
Is there a reliable at home testosterone test kit i could use if i can't afford to take a test at a physicians office?
Yes. Not a full test: The over-the-counter fertility test for men is called spermcheck and tests if a man's sperm count (concentration) is low or normal. A full semen analysis (sa) through a fertility clinic looks at sperm count as well as motility (% that are moving) and morphology (% of normal-shaped sperm). Some clinics test sperm antibodies too. So the home test is better than nothing but not as good as a full sa. ...Read more
Is there any way to test yourself for
Chlamydia or other bacterial stds completely at home no sending swans away? So strange this isn't available
Maybe someday...: Home self testing like this probably will be available in the near future. This is more complex than you realize: medical tests at home require significant research on test performance and other factors. Biologically, these are more complex tests than, say, pregnancy testing. But talk with your doctor: you probably can arrange to drop off a urine or vaginal swab specimen. Good luck! ...Read more