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My Pap Test Was Reported As A False Negative What Does That Mean
Syphilis testing: All syphilis is "bad": it is a very dangerous infection, even if causing no symptoms at this time. However, low positive results might indicate you were treated without knowing it, e.g. if you received certain antibiotics for other infections. Or it might be a false positive test, so confirmatory testing is needed. Discuss w/ your doctor, or best to see an STD or infectious diseases specialist. ...Read more
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Can someone help please? My urine test for diabetes was postive. But the blood test was negative. What does that mean?
That means you had: Sugar in urine i'll assume 'blood test' was a simple glucose test, not hga1c etc rarely its due to a genetic defect-kidney can't reabsorb sugar filtered into urine. Not dangerous , normal life span. More likely is blood sugar represents 1 second in time, but glucose in urine represents sugar that was high enough to spill into urine any time since last urination- - you may have diabetes-see md. ...Read more
My teen had ANA test but now dr is saying we need a "reflex titer" blood test. What is it and does that mean ANA positive?
Suggestive of auto-: Immune disorder. A high concentration of anti-nuclear antibody is one indicator or auto-immune disease. Titer is one expression for concentration of a particular antibody. See this site for info on ana: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003535.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consider blood test: An inconclusive urine test, can mean your HCG level is very low. Some urine tests don't turn positive until the HCG level is > 50. This level is normal in early pregnancy but it can also happen when the pregnancy isn't doing well. An ectopic pregnancy in the fallopian tube is an example of this. If its important to know right away, you can have a blood pregnancy test done. Best wishes! ...Read more
Uncertain: Sometimes elevated levels can be seen in totally normal individuals. Results must be interpreted only in the context of the signs and symptoms the patient is experiencing. What is more, the upper limits of normal testing can vary from laboratory to laboratory. Ask the doctor who ordered this. It measures igm anti-igg antibodies. ...Read more
If a urinalysis was taken & leukocytes were positive but nitrate were negative. What does thar mean? Could that mean positive for a uti?
Unless done too: early - if doesn't sound like you are pregnant. ...Read more
Consider blood test: An inconclusive urine test, can mean your HCG level is very low. Some urine tests don't turn positive until the HCG level is > 50. This level is normal in early pregnancy but it can also happen when the pregnancy isn't doing well. An ectopic pregnancy in the fallopian tube is an example of this. If its important to know right away, you can have a blood pregnancy test done. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Positive pap: Ascus means Abnormal Scuamoqus Cell of Uncertain Source . It douse not mean you have cancer . But your doctor should look for a cause for this abnormality such as looking for HPV - human Papiloma virus , which could be the precursor for Cervical cancer . Most of the time a repeat pap is normal or negative . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was tested for hepatitis C and it came back positive. But when the supplemental test was done it came back negative. What does that mean?
Good news: If the supplemental test was the riba test, it means that the screen was a false positive. If the supplemental test was a hcv rt-pcr (viral load), you could have been truly infected but cleared the virus from the blood and probably the liver as well. Either way, things are ok. ...Read more
White blood cells: It means white blood cells were present. If this was a urine specimen, the presence of a few white cells is a normal finding, but a larger number could be a sign of a urinary tract infection. If you had labs and you have questions about them, your doctor should discuss the results with you. ...Read more
Depends on details: Actually, several particular tests are done at once. Most positive results mean past infection, or past vaccination. However, some mean there is active infection that might need treatment. Ask the doctor who ordered the test for the details of your positive results and her diagnosis and recommendations. ...Read more
I had a upep test done and all the result says is protein quantitive 22.1 mg/dl What does this mean?
Proteinuria: My interpretation of that result would to consider that amount of proteinuria as very mild and doesn't suggest significant kidney damage. However we don't see the breakdown of the types of protein(qualitative) in your report. Your ordering physician,who knows all your findings, is best qualified to answer your question. ...Read more
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