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What are the tests for meningococcal disease?

What are the tests for meningococcal disease?

Many: Blood, spinal fluid, urine, skin tests. See: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002325/. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Lyme (early)?

What are the tests for Lyme (early)?

ELISA/West blot.: The 2 main best tests, early or late, are elisa and western blot. Elisa or serology is used for screening for an antibody response to the b. Burgdorferi spirochete responsible for the disease, while the western blot is a specific test that makes sure the positive response is not a false positive, or a reaction to something else. Pcr, or polymerase chain reaction is another possible test. ...Read more

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What are the tests for newborn meningitis?

What are the tests for newborn meningitis?

Spinal tap: Spinal tap (lumbar puncture) will determine if there's meningitis and what the organism causing the infection is. ...Read more

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What are the rules for testing for hiv?

What are the rules for testing for hiv?

Two tests: Not sure i would call it a "rule", but i would say that: 1. One HIV negative test is never enough. 2. One is not HIV positive until: i. Hiv screen is positive, and ii. The screen is confirmed by a positive western blot of course there are a few nuances to this, but you will have to be more specific about your question. ...Read more

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Can you give a list of all cancer screening tests for people who have no present symtoms of cancer, for example, a screening colonoscopy; how often?

Can you give a list of all cancer screening tests for people who have no present symtoms of cancer, for example, a screening colonoscopy; how often?

Only a few exist: Problem: cancer SLOW but usually, except for skin, DETECTED LATE. Thus bigger issue: realize that catching/stopping cancer is a key immune system function (controlled from brain), avoid foods which drive cancer (sugars), stay thin & keep up on science. Proven for men: check skin, mouth, thyroid & lymph nodes for growths, CBC, Electrophoresis, T. Markers, PSA (<1.0 ng/dL) & endoscopy>remove polyps. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Lyme (advanced)?

ELISA/West blot.: The 2 main best tests, early or late, are elisa and western blot. Elisa or serology is used for screening for an antibody response to the b. Burgdorferi spirochete responsible for the disease, while the western blot is a specific test that makes sure the positive response is not a false positive, or a reaction to something else. Pcr, or polymerase chain reaction is another possible test. ...Read more

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What are the tests for neonatal pneumonia?

What are the tests for neonatal pneumonia?

See below: Normally would be the child's history, exam, chest x-ray, and a pulse ox. ...Read more

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What are the tests for diphtheria?

What are the tests for diphtheria?

DIPHTHERIA: The appearance of the membrane suggest th dx. Gram stain is positive to gram negative bacilli and send for culture for c. Diptheriae. ...Read more

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Please list the specific tests for finding the causes of low testosterone. Why don't doctors look first for the cause before administering thw cure?

Please list the specific tests for finding the causes of low testosterone.   Why don't doctors look first for the cause before administering thw cure?

Low testosterone: Also known as hypogonadism, this condition is diagnosed by blood tests to check hormone levels, and should be done first thing in the morning. In my own practice, I do not and would not administer testosterone replacement therapy without first confirming the diagnosis with lab tests. You may wish to obtain a second opinion if you uncertain about your management. ...Read more

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What are the tests for legionnaire's?

What are the tests for legionnaire's?

Legionnaires Tests: To help identify the presence of legionella bacteria quickly, your doctor may use a test that checks your urine for legionella antigens — you may also have one or more of the following: blood tests a chest x-ray sputum samples lung tissue samples or a a ct scan of your brain or a spinal tap (lumbar puncture) if you have neurological symptoms such as confusion or trouble concentrati. ...Read more

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What are the tests for childhood leukemia?

What are the tests for childhood leukemia?

Many other tests: For diagnosis, i agree with a CBC and a bone marrow evaluation. The best test for diagnosis is done by flow cytometry and can detect even 1 leukemia cell among 10, 000 normal cells: a powerful test. To adequately treat childhood leukemia, there are many tests that help characterize the leukemia into a low, medium or high risk group. These tests are genetic-based tests of the leukemia cells. ...Read more

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What are the tests for CMV encephalitis?

What are the tests for CMV encephalitis?

PCR testing.: The diagnosis is mostly done by tissue and peripheral blood leukosytes. These can take weeks. Other tests, like urine and saliva are not reliable, and ab titers can take 4 weeks. For CNS infections like viral meningitis and encephalitis, PCR testing provides rapid, sensitive, and specific identification of CMV and other viruses. ...Read more

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Is there a list available for all possible blood tests to catch cancer in early stage?

Is there a list available for all possible blood tests to catch cancer in early stage?

Still waiting to hav: We are still waiting to have a good blood test for early detection of Cancer. So we have to rely on self examination of surface body parts like Breasts and skin for any abnormal growth or lumps . Screening tests like mammography, PAP smear and colonoscopy are useful. An annual physical exam for welness is another good way to keep a watch on your body. Any unexplained fever or weight loss are signa ...Read more

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What are the tests for rotavirus infection?

What are the tests for rotavirus infection?

Poo sent to lab: Some stool water/solids can be sent to a laboratory that will test the material for the presence of the rotovirus antigen (bodies) using a simple test. It seldom changes the method of treatment for the child but helps monitor the activity of the virus in the community. ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for Hepatitis?

What are some of the tests for Hepatitis?

The tests for Hepatitis include:: Acute hepatitis panel, Complete blood count, Basic metabolic panel, Coagulation profile, Hepatitis B surface antigen, Hepatitis B surface antibody, Hepatitis B core IgM antibodies, Hepatitis B core total, Hepatitis Be antigen, Hepatitis B viral DNA, Hepatitis Be antibody, Ultrasound of liver or gallbladder, Ammonia blood level, Liver biopsy, Alpha fetoprotein and AFP L3, Hepatitis C antibody, Aminotransferase, AST, SGPT, Bilirubin, Alkaline phosphatase, Albumin, Prothrombin time, ANA, Smooth muscle Ab, Hepatitis A IgM, Ceruloplasmin, Iron and iron binding capacity, Ultrasound of abdomen, Blood Urea Nitrogen, Creatinine. ...Read more

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What are some names for lab tests when testing for toxins in your system?

What are some names for lab tests when testing for toxins in your system?

Toxins in the system: test not needed. without specific illness or medical problem, toxins in your system is NOT some thing that need test(s). Many companies sell their products in the name of purifications. ...Read more

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