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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Lab Tests For Bacterial Vaginosis (Overview)

Bacterial Vaginosis is a risk factor for delivering a premature baby. It is important that women who previously delivered a premature baby be screened for Bacterial Vaginosis to treat any recurrence and reduce the risk of premature delivery. The vaginitis wet mount test is a test to detect bacterial vaginosis -- bacteria that normally live in the vagina overgrow, causing a heavy, white, fishy-smelling discharge and possibly a rash, painful intercourse, or odor after intercourse.


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What are the tests for trichomonas vaginitis?

What are the tests for trichomonas vaginitis?

Microscope exam: Your doctor will take a sample of vaginal fluid with a swab and look at it under the microscope. The trichomonas organisms are visible under magnification. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Lab Tests For Bacterial Vaginosis (Overview)

Bacterial Vaginosis is a risk factor for delivering a premature baby. It is important that women who previously delivered a premature baby be screened for Bacterial Vaginosis to treat any recurrence and reduce the risk of premature delivery. The vaginitis wet mount test is a test to detect bacterial vaginosis -- bacteria that normally live in the vagina overgrow, causing a heavy, white, fishy-smelling discharge and possibly a rash, painful intercourse, or odor after intercourse.


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What tests confirm bacterial meningitis?

What tests confirm bacterial meningitis?

Spinal fluid culture: To diagnose bacterial meningitis, typically, a spinal tap is done to remove a small amount of cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds the spinal cord and brain. The fluid is tested for the number of red blood cells, white blood cells, protien, and glucose. Then the fluid is cultured for bacteria which can take up to 3 to 4 days for results. It may also be cultured for viruses and that can take 7 day. ...Read more

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Can the nurse test for bacterial vaginosis?

Can the nurse test for bacterial vaginosis?

No: Your ob/gyn doctor should be able to do basic office testing (e.g. Wet mount) or there are other "send out" tests that can be done. Of course, a thorough history (e.g. Malodorous vaginal discharge, itching, irritation, etc...) and physical exam are the cornerstones of any diagnosis. ...Read more

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What antibiotics work for bacterial vaginosis?

What antibiotics work for bacterial vaginosis?

See below: Bv is a synergistic infection involving gardnerella and a number of other, anaerobic bacteria. It is treated with Metronidazole oral or intravaginal treatment. Tinidazole and Clindamycin are alternatives. Oral and intravaginal probiotics containing lactobacilli can help. ...Read more

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Does cbc, urinalysis, serology, and bacteriology be enough to test HIV infection?

Does cbc, urinalysis, serology, and bacteriology be enough to test HIV infection?

ELISA HIV serum test: Is extremely reliable and should be only test required. Urinealysis and bacteriology will add nothing. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the tests for trichomonas vulvovaginitis?

What are the tests for trichomonas vulvovaginitis?

Trichomoniasis: To diagnose trichomoniasis urine sediment, vaginal swab, semen, urethral swab can be used for a wet mount reading, culture, rapid assay or pcr test. ...Read more

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Difference in collecting specimen for fungal cultures and bacterial cultures?

Difference in collecting specimen for fungal cultures and bacterial cultures?

Similar: In many cases the procedures for collecting a specimen can be the same for both. Ideally you want to avoid contamination with bacterial cultures. With fungal cultures the growth media used can often help avoid bacterial contamination. Either way the process is pretty simple even if a blood culture may be involved. ...Read more

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How precise are urine samples for testing chlamydia?

How precise are urine samples for testing chlamydia?

Pretty accurate: The newer urinary tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea use dna technology and are fairly accurate. ...Read more

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What causes prostatitis? All std tests negative. Mycoplasma and ureaplasma tests negative. Urine culture negative. 6 woks cipro (ciprofloxacin) not cured Contagious?

What causes prostatitis?  All std tests negative. Mycoplasma and ureaplasma tests negative. Urine culture negative. 6 woks cipro (ciprofloxacin) not cured Contagious?

Prostatitis: only 30% of the cases are due to infection .the rest have no known cause and no known cure. Sometimes drugs that reduce prostate size or those that reduce the symptoms help. See your urologist . ...Read more

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Does basic blood test (cbc) tests for h pylori bacteria?

Does basic blood test (cbc) tests for h pylori bacteria?

No: A CBC or complete blood count checks white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelet counts. There is a serologic test for h pylori which can be used to screen for infection, but can not be used after treatment as it can remain positive. A stool test, breath test, or biopsy can be used to check for eradication after treatment. ...Read more

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Can a pap detect bacterial vaginosis?

Can a pap detect bacterial vaginosis?

Pap for cervical Ca: Pap smear is a test to detect for abnormal cells on your cervix that may be indicative of cervical cancer. To test for bv, you'd need a culture. It can all be done at the same time, just require different tools. ...Read more

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Will STDs be detected in urinalysis, syphilis serology tests?

Will STDs be detected in urinalysis, syphilis serology tests?

Depends.: In an normal urinalysis they do not test for stds. But you can use the same urine sample to test for chlamydia or gonorrhea. When they take blood for the syphilis test, the can also test for HIV and hep c, but not for chlamydia or gonorrhea. In summary, to have a "full std panel", you need to give both blood and urine. ...Read more

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Could dr s misdiagnose chlamydydia for bacterial vaginosis?

Could dr s misdiagnose chlamydydia for bacterial vaginosis?

Chlamydia vs. BV: I would have to say this would be highly unlikely, providing that the doctor sent urine and/or vaginal swabs for lab analysis. If no testing was done, it's possible that the doctor could misdiagnose. ...Read more

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Urine culture positive for chlamydia and mycoplasma. What does this indicate?

Urine culture positive for chlamydia and mycoplasma. What does this indicate?

Urethritis: You need to be treated with antibiotics. You should see your pcp for a prescription. You should also be tested for other sti such as gonorrhea, syphillis and hiv. ...Read more

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What lab tests are needed to test for Ureaplasma overgrowth? Is quantitative PCR necessary? How about Multiplex PCR? I need to teach my gynecologist..

What lab tests are needed to test for Ureaplasma overgrowth? Is quantitative PCR necessary? How about Multiplex PCR? I need to teach my gynecologist..

Complicated question: That's an in depth complicated question. Multiplex PCR tests for more than one gene, so a multiplex pcr would allow you to see which species of ureaplasma is present (there are two which cause human infection -urolyticum and parvum. The test may also include species of mycoplasm depending on the lab because they are commonly tested together. Quantitative PCR tells you the ...Read more

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Treated for yeast/Gardnerella. Miconazole gel for bacterial. Fluconazole for yeast but culture negative. No improv/Apt tomorrow. No STD. PAP normal?

Treated for yeast/Gardnerella.  Miconazole gel for bacterial.  Fluconazole for yeast but culture negative.  No improv/Apt tomorrow. No STD. PAP normal?

Here are some ...: After the described run of care, it's time to reassess if the initial Dx and concern is clinically significant or just personal unique vaginal discharge along menstrual cycle so to decide if more studies are practically needed or additional Rx is required, or simply just leave it alone and watch. So, work with Doc closely ... ...Read more

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How accurate are STD urine tests for men?

How accurate are STD urine tests for men?

GC & Chlamydia: Very accurate for gonorrhea and chlamydia, but not used for most other infections. ...Read more

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