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Medicolegal opinion of employer required drug testing?

Medicolegal opinion of employer required drug testing?

Medico legal: An employer may require a urine drug test in order for you to get the job. This is quite appropriate. You can refuse- and it will then be very unlikely that you will land the job. ...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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Do va medical centers/hospitals use the CDC for lab tests concerning infectious diseases?

Do va medical centers/hospitals use the CDC for lab tests concerning infectious diseases?

Depends: Most common germs, and infections can be diagnosed by regular va lab. If there is something special the infectious disease consultants at va have many options, including cdc. ...Read more

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Is a noninvasive prenatal paternity bloodtest, done with blood from alleged fathers, cfdna and 317.000 genetic markers a reliable test?

Is a noninvasive prenatal paternity bloodtest, done with blood from alleged fathers, cfdna and 317.000 genetic markers a reliable test?

Yes: Make sure the identity of the alleged fathers and pregnant mother are confirmed. Make sure no tampering with the blood. Science can reveal the dna. ...Read more

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Does fda test medical devices?

Does fda test medical devices?

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

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What are clia waived test strips?

What are clia waived test strips?

Government rules: The U.S. Government has thousands and thousands of regulations. Some simpler lab tests are put into the government's "clia waived" category, and has no special meaning to a patient. ...Read more

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What are the 12 panel drug test tests for?

What are the 12 panel drug test tests for?

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-methamphetaminemdma-ecstasy •mtd-methadone •oxy-oxycodone •ppx-propoxphene. ...Read more

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What medical test is done to check for diabetes? Blood work?

What medical test is done to check for diabetes? Blood work?

Testing for Diabetes: Start with a fasting blood sugar and hemoglobin a1c. Usual symptoms include drinking lots of water, urinating a lot, and always being hungry/eating a lot. ...Read more

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Is there a mental screening test type?

Is there a mental screening test type?

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

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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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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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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

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Teens need pregnancy testing consent forms signed by parent?

Teens need pregnancy testing consent forms signed by parent?

Not really: Since pregnancy tests are otc, this eliminates the consent issue in practical terms. ...Read more

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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 +/-?

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

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Is urine test included in annual medical examination?

Is urine test included in annual medical examination?

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

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Do beta blockers show up in blood tests specifically a medical for deployment overseas ?

Do beta blockers show up in blood tests specifically a medical for deployment overseas ?

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 more

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Was wondering IG the gp's office dipstick urine tests enough for discounting nephritis?

Was wondering IG the gp's office dipstick urine tests enough for discounting nephritis?

Diastick proteinuria: A dip stick is not the conclusive test to rule out proeinuria (p). You will need to have a 24 hour urine collection to see the amount of p you have. The normal amount of p is. ...Read more