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Urine toxicology: Usually your doctor orders the test and decides what he wants to test it for. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a noninvasive prenatal paternity bloodtest, done with blood from alleged fathers, cfdna and 317.000 genetic markers a reliable test?
Yes but not directly: The fda requires approval for marketing of devices that monitor, treat, or diagnose medical problems. They do not directly test the devices but have approved third party companies that can verify the function and accuracy of devices and may require clinical trial data or some types of devices (ie. Those used to diagnose, monitor or treat serious conditions). ...Read more
Varies: I am not sure there is a standard 12 panel test. Most I have seen look for the following: •amp-amphetamines •coc-cocaine •bzo-benzodiazepines •opi-opiates •thc-marijuana •pcp-phencyclidine •bar-barbiturates •mamp-methamphetamine •mdma-ecstasy •mtd-methadone •oxy-oxycodone •ppx-propoxphene. ...Read more
There are many: Many screening tools are available to assess mental health. Survey tests help identify dementia, bipolar disease, attention deficit disorders and others. Generally these are used when there is a worry about a particular problem, but there is good evidence that all adults should be screened for unrecognized depression. For more info on proven screening tests, check out the Prevention Checklist app. ...Read more
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
I took a drug test labeled 35533N SAP 5-50/300 GC/MS from Quest Diagnostics. What do all these numbers represent? What drugs are screened?
Drug Test: you would need to have access to the order catalog from Quest to answer your question. This is likely the number by which the test materials themselves are ordered. You should be able to get the results of what was tested by request of the facility or organization that tested you. ...Read more
Pt in Kuwait, low risk sex activity. PCR equivocal. Repeating. Other tests neg. his question is this test done the same US, Germany, London,test +/-?
Depends: PCR is very specific and sensitive, but all tests have a false positive rate, and for PCR, the number is very small. I don't think it should matter where the test is redone as long as the technique is the same or similar ...Read more
Is the noninvasive prenatal paternity bloodtest by natera reliable? First alleged father was an inclusion 99, 9%. Second alleged father indeterminate.
Sometimes: Do you mean a routine urinalysis or a drug screen? Although a routine urinalysis seldom shows up anything important in folks without symptoms we still do them a lot. We'd never do a drug test in an annual pe unless you asked--unless your employer is paying for it and asks for a urine to be sent to their lab. ...Read more
Not unless...: ... The lab has some reason to look for these in addition to drugs of abuse. If you've been taking a beta-blocker for "nerves" or to help you with public speaking, perhaps a physician can prescribe it for you if it helps, or you can learn some other tricks to be more at ease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drug tests: Govt ones are much more sensitive and specific. ...Read more