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Are there lab tests to confirm the diagnosis of mumps?

Are there lab tests to confirm the diagnosis of mumps?

Yes: There is blood test to diagnose mumps, it can tell you if your are having mumps at present or you had it in the past.You get blood result in2 days ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Laboratory (Definition)

Is facility that provides controlled conditions in which scientific research, experiments & measurements are performed. An example is medical (clinical) lab where tests are done on clinical specimens in order to get info. About the health of a patient in terms ...Read more


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What blood tests confirm the diagnosis of hemoglobinopathies?

What blood tests confirm the diagnosis of hemoglobinopathies?

Hbg electrophoresis: The usual approach is to perform a hemoglobin electrophoresis. On occasion other more esoteric specific testing may be required depending on the patient's manifestations and family history of known type. You should be seeing a hematologist. ...Read more

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What laboratory tests are used for diagnosis of hyaline membrane disease?

What laboratory tests are used for diagnosis of hyaline membrane disease?

Dx based on pattern: This is conidered a pattern illness.The name hmd came from the hyaline membrane found on microscopic examination of lung tissue from infants with this illness.The DX is considered if a pattern of xray, oxygen need & prematurity make it likely. Antibiotics are often started just in case a pneumonia is acting like hmd. You often know more after you finish rx, not treating can result in disaster ...Read more

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What laboratory tests are used for diagnosis of hyaline membrane disease?

What laboratory tests are used for diagnosis of hyaline membrane disease?

Dx based on pattern: This is conidered a pattern illness.The name hmd came from the hyaline membrane found on microscopic examination of lung tissue from infants with this illness.The DX is considered if a pattern of xray, oxygen need & prematurity make it likely. Antibiotics are often started just in case a pneumonia is acting like hmd. You often know more after you finish rx, not treating can result in disaster. ...Read more

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Given a positive RNP antibody test, what are the clinical diagnostic criteria for MCTD?

Given a positive RNP antibody test, what are the clinical diagnostic criteria for MCTD?

MCTD: Usually considered diagnostic if high RNP titer, and two or more of the following: Raynauds, myositis, synovitis and swollen fingers/hands. ...Read more

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What clinical signs are required for a diagnosis of hypostatic pneumonia?

What clinical signs are required for a diagnosis of hypostatic pneumonia?

Excessive lying on b: Hypostatic pnumonia occurs in old and weak patients due to excessive lying in bed.It is the result of collection of fluid in the dorsal area of the lungs symptoms are 1discomfort or tightness in chest 2shallow breathibg 3cough 4spitting up mucus, sometimes with a little blood 5fever 6cyanosis(blue tinge in skin and mucous membranes) if not recognized and treated can end in respiratory failure. ...Read more

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What's the significance of a RPR reactive syphillis test?

What's the significance of a RPR reactive syphillis test?

Syphilis: It generally means you either have syphilis, or have had it and been treated for it in the past. However, false positives occur, which is why a positive RPR is always confirmed with a more specific test. ...Read more

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What are the appropriate results of an ANA test?

Negative: The normal result for ANA test should be negative. However, low level positive results are common among older people without any disease. Any lab result needs to be evaluated in the total clinical context, a positive ANA test, by itself, is not diagnostic of any disease. ANA test is positive in lupus and other auto-immune diseases. ...Read more

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Are there tests to confirm the doctor's diagnosis of histoplasmosis?

Are there tests to confirm the doctor's diagnosis of histoplasmosis?

Yes, but: Most of the time, certainty behind the diagnosis is unnecessary, because we don't usually treat it. Many ways to diagnose "histo", each of which has limitations. Culture of the bug from the body is one, blood/urine tests can suggest (but not confirm, or exclude) infection with histo, and lastly a simple history of your symptoms, the appearance of the xray (or ct) and where you live. ...Read more

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What tests for diagnosis of hyaline membrane disease?

What tests for diagnosis of hyaline membrane disease?

Dx based on pattern: This is conidered a pattern illness.The name hmd came from the hyaline membrane found on microscopic examination of lung tissue from infants with this illness.The DX is considered if a pattern of xray, oxygen need & prematurity make it likely. Antibiotics are often started just in case a pneumonia is acting like hmd. You often know more after you finish rx, not treating can result in disaster. ...Read more

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Are there tests to confirm the doctor's diagnosis of gaucher's disease?

Are there tests to confirm the doctor's diagnosis of gaucher's disease?

Gaucher's disease: Gaucher's is a genetic disease affecting the way in which glucosylceramide is metabolized. There are 3 forms of the disease: type i is adult or chronic; type ii is infantile, and type iii is juvenile form. Type i is seen in the ashkenazi jewish population. Type ii is a fulminant disease appearing in infancy. Type iii is only seen in swedish populations. There is genetic testing for the disease. ...Read more

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Is a diagnosis of Crohn's disease accurate without biopsy?

Crohn's: it is not completely possible to diagnose Crohn's without biopsy. ...Read more

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Would there be a narrow range of diagnoses for an ED patient who had 14 diagnostic lab tests, 1 unk diagnostic test at cost of $3k? Food poisoning?

Would there be a narrow range of diagnoses for an ED patient who had 14 diagnostic lab tests, 1 unk diagnostic test at cost of $3k? Food poisoning?

What is the question: You went to an emergency room for some illness and expected to be diagnosed without testing? You are lucky you were only charged $3, 000. It could have been a great deal more. Ers are abused, overused and populated by large numbers of people who never pay and cannot be turned away by law. Those who can pay foot the bill for those who cannot . This is why we need major revision to med care. ...Read more

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Celiac disease screening involves what kinds of tests?

Celiac disease screening involves what kinds of tests?

Bloodwork: Celiac disease is usually screened for (in the right patient) with blood tests. Depending on the results of these blood tests, you may be referred to a gastroenterologist to get a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. You have to be on a regular diet (not gluten-free!) for these tests to be valid. ...Read more

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What are the odds of having a faulty HIV test? This includes antigen, PCR RNA tests, and antibody tests.

What are the odds of having a faulty HIV test? This includes antigen, PCR RNA tests, and antibody tests.

HIV testing...: 4th gen HIV testing and other tests are all fairly accurate. If there are concerns they can be repeated. If negative results 6 months after concerning exposure it is highly unlikely that results are inaccurate. Talk to your doctor about results if you are concerned and always remember to limit your risks with future sexual encounters: use protection, avoid high risk scenerios ...Read more

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What is the false positive rate of the tzanck smear test used for diagnosing genital herpes?

What is the false positive rate of the tzanck smear test used for diagnosing genital herpes?

Very unreliable test: The Tzanck is an old test for herpes, rarely used in recent years. It has a very high false negative rate and does not distinguish HSV1 from HSV2, crucial to proper diagnosis and treatment. False positives are less common but not rare. Test reliability depends heavily on the experience of the person doing the test. Talk with your doctor/clinic about proper testing, i.e. DNA (PCR) or culture. ...Read more

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Syphilis (Definition)

A sexually transmitted infection that can cause serious health problems if ...Read more