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Male infertility tests procedures, costs?

Male infertility tests procedures, costs?

Semen analysis: All male fertility evaluation starts with a semen analysis, and usually ends there. Men needing further evaluation may include consultation with a urologist, scrotal ultrasound, testicular biopsy, and the list goes on. For costs you need to inquire locally because they vary; in our area semen analysis is usually in the $100-$200 range. ...Read more

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Pathology lab test for thalassemia?

Pathology lab test for thalassemia?

Electrophoresis: Blood counts can suggest thalassemia (small red blood cells). Some thalassemia can be confirmed with electrophoresis, which quantifies the different types of hemoglobin present in rbcs. Similar studies can be done on the parents for additional info. ...Read more

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Is paternity testing done at all the regular lab locations?

Is paternity testing done at all the regular lab locations?

Only at select labs: The two major laboratory companies--quest and labcorp have few locations in the country to run maternity testing requests. The blood samples can be drawn from vuirtually any local laboratory location, but then the samples are sent to the specific lab. So, as far as your testing need is concerned, it can be drawn anywhere and you will get the result--this u don't even need a doctor order! good luck. ...Read more

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Which screening tests are performed for pregnancy?

Which screening tests are performed for pregnancy?

Beta HCG: If you mean test to diagnose pregnancy, urine and/or blood level of beta chain of human chorionic gonadotrophic hormone are tested. ...Read more

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Are RNA tests accurate for testing for HIV?

Are RNA tests accurate for testing for HIV?

Yes, but...: The HIV RNA tests are checking for the presence of certain parts of HIV. When positive, it can give us an idea of how much HIV is present. Most of the time, when positive, it highly suggests HIV infection. However, in rare instances, there can be false positive tests, which mean that a positive test may represent something else, not HIV. Thus, the best test for HIV is a standard HIV antibody test. ...Read more

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Do different labs give different lab result #s? How accurate is quest diagnostic lab?

Do different labs give different lab result #s? How accurate is quest diagnostic lab?

Slight differences: When labs use different methods for testing, the results are slightly different. Each lab provides its normal ranges and that should be used as a guide. Quest is accredited by the american college of pathologists and that requires maintaining good testing practices. ...Read more

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What tests are done to check for celiac? Stool test. Blood test? Specific test?

What tests are done to check for celiac? Stool test. Blood test? Specific test?

Several available: You can go through a two stage screening process.Celiac disease is an exaggerated form of gluten intolerance and may be suspected based on blood tests: elevated ttg-iga, if IgA deficient - ttg-igg.If the blood tests are suggestive an intestinal biopsy to study the cell changes is confirmatory. ...Read more

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Please interpret- C.trachomatis RNA TMA Result: Detected. Standard range: Not detected. Test performed using the Aptima Combo2 (R) assay gen-probe(r)

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C.trachomatis RNA TMA Result: Detected. Standard range: Not detected. Test performed using the Aptima Combo2 (R) assay gen-probe(r)

You have chlamydia: "Detected" means the test found chlamydia -- i.e. a positive result. Return to the doctor or clinic where the test was done for treatment. (If you tested yourself at a lab, see a doctor or clinic ASAP.) Your current or recent sex partner(s) also need treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dermatomysositis.Wat are the blood tests needed,EMG results wheldl,refused tisue test,&muscle biop.wat are genetic blood tests,may explain kids sympt

 Dermatomysositis.Wat are the blood tests needed,EMG results wheldl,refused tisue test,&muscle biop.wat are genetic blood tests,may explain kids sympt

Several things: but first, the muscles break down. Measuring muscle proteins in the blood (CPK, Myosin) will be positive if the disease is active. The pattern of the pain, violet eyelids, sky high muscle enzymes would be pretty diagnostic. Biopsy (which isn't taht bad) would be definitive. EMG (as painful as biopsy) would just show sick muscle. ...Read more

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Why isn't herpes testing part of routine std testing panel?

Why isn't herpes testing part of routine std testing panel?

False Positive test: HsV 1 (cold sores on the mouth) blood tests cross react with HSV 2 ( genital herpes) blood tests. Leading to false positive tests and mental anguish . Herpes cultures can only be done when you have a active genital herpes outbreak. Not screening. ...Read more

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What are the medical clinical testing procedures for cancer drug?

What are the medical clinical testing procedures for cancer drug?

Extensive testing: After going through pre-clinical testing in cell culture lines and animal models, a cancer drug is tested in humans. A phase i trial looks for safety information regarding the maximum tolerated dose of a drug. A phase ii trial looks for initial efficacy possibilities in a particular cancer population. A phase iii trial compares the new treatment against the current standard option. ...Read more

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HSV 1+2 IgG Serum test result 1.77. any other test required for more details.

HSV 1+2 IgG Serum test result 1.77. any other test required for more details.

See answer: Usually a type specific IgG is ordered: HSV 1 IgG and HSV 2 IgG. A positive reaction indicates a recent infection or the result of an infection in the past. For the diagnosis of an acute ulcerative or blistering lesion a sample of fluid or smear needs to be sent for HSV DNA PCR testing or DFA testing(Direct Fluorescent Antibody). Viral cultures are (+)in only 50% of HSV lesions so PCR or DFA best ...Read more

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Breast cancer diagnostic testing prices? How expensive is the diagnosis?

Breast cancer diagnostic testing prices? How expensive is the diagnosis?

Cheap compared to...: If the diagnosis is missed, the price is your life. Period. If you have a dominant mass in your breast, get seen. We're all trapped in the same dysfunctional health care system, but we're here for those who can pay, and those who cannot. ...Read more

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Is the latex agglutination CRP test done in lab?

Is the latex agglutination CRP test done in lab?

Yes,but mixing tests: A CRP is a lab test, but kits are avaialble for office use. The latex agglutination test measures rf in dilutional titers, but measurement is rarely done that way. ...Read more

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Im willing to pay for herpes specific serology testing?

Im willing to pay for herpes specific serology testing?

Why?: If you need to confirm a genital herpes diagnosis, or if you have atypical complaints and want to know if you have HSV or something else, or you suspect that you are an asymptomatic carrier or at particular risk for hsv, it's probably worth the expense. But if you just want to know if it's type 1 or type 2, the treatment is the same either way, so there is no point. ...Read more

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Are all amnio tests sent away for testing?

Are all amnio tests sent away for testing?

Not all.: At baylor college of medicine, we are privileged to have one of the preeminent genetics departments in the United States, so our amniocentesis results are all obtained in-house. Most practices, however, do need to send the amniotic fluid specimens they collect to outside genetics laboratories. Keep in mind that tests such as sequenom's maternit21 will render amniocenteses obsolete pretty soon. ...Read more

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18 week cash paying patient. Hbsag positive on prenatal screen . What are the needed tests to work up?

18 week cash paying patient. Hbsag positive on prenatal screen . What are the needed tests to work up?

HepB core Igm ANTIBO: Positive hep b surface antigen, follow up lab tests should include hepb surface igm antobodies hep b e antigen hepb e antibody hbv dna level hepatic function panel including hepatic enzymesalt &sgpt after interpreting these tests only you can determine if patient has acute hbv infection, chronic immune active infectionwith mutant virus or chronic active infection(carrier). ...Read more

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