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Would a c trachomatis amp probe or a n gonorrhoeae amp probe detect trichomonasis in a male?

Would a c trachomatis amp probe or a n gonorrhoeae amp probe detect trichomonasis in a male?

No: No, but it would not detect in a female either. Trichomonas vaginalis is a parasite. Chlamydia trachomatis and neisseria gonorrhea are bacteria. The proper test for trichomoniasis is a wet prep. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Gonorrhea (Definition)

Gonorrhea is caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhea. Anyone who has any type of sex can catch gonorrhea. The infection can be spread by contact with the mouth, vagina, penis, or anus. The bacteria grow in warm, moist areas of the body, including the tube that carries urine out of the body (urethra). In women, the bacteria may be found in the reproductive tract (which includes the fallopian tubes, uterus, and cervix). The bacteria can even ...Read more


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Would a c.Trachomatis amp probe or a n. Gonorrhoeae amp probe detect trichimonasis in a male?

Would a c.Trachomatis amp probe or a n. Gonorrhoeae amp probe detect trichimonasis in a male?

No: Amplification probes are nucleic acid based and very specific for either gonorhrea or chlamydia, and not for trichimonasis. The gold standard for trich is microscopy. ...Read more

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Would a dr perform a gonorrhoeae amp probe if you are not sexually active?

Would a dr perform a gonorrhoeae amp probe if you are not sexually active?

No: If you have not had any sexual contact at all since your last exam, or if you have never been sexually active, there's no reason to check for gonorrhea. Your doctor should always take a sexual history as part of your gyn exam. ...Read more

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+ gonorrhoeae DNA amplification test, but, neg. Amp RNA test(source urine). Do they have gonorrhoeae? Is one test more reliable?

+ gonorrhoeae  DNA amplification  test,  but, neg. Amp RNA test(source urine). Do they have gonorrhoeae? Is one test more reliable?

Complicated: Although these tests are very sensitive there are false positive results because of the potential presence of other benign species of neisseria. If you had to compare the two it would be without much relevant data. Bacterial culture will provide both a definitive diagnosis and allow determination of antibiotic sensitivities. ...Read more

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I got diagnosed e gonorrhea and i was given a shot! the symptoms went away does that mean its gone n that's all it took?

Shot plus pills: The current recommendation for treatment of uncomplicated gonorrhea is a shot plus some pills. The pills can either be a single dose taken once or a longer 7 day pill treatment. If you were only given a shot, that might not be adequate treatment. It's a good idea to be retested "a test of cure", one week after the treatment to be sure it worked. Be sure sex partners have been treated correctly too. ...Read more

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Does a probe-patnet foramen ovale give ches pain?

Does a probe-patnet foramen ovale give ches pain?

No: A patent foramen ovale (probe-patent or otherwise) should be clinically silent, with no signs or symptoms. Present in about 10% of the general population, it certainly should not produce chest pain. ...Read more

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What is line probe id molecular non tuberculous mycobacteria (ntm) test mean?

What is line probe id molecular non tuberculous mycobacteria (ntm) test mean?

Why are you asking?: It is testing for mycobacteria that are not tuberculosis. There are many of them. Some need treatment and some do not need treatment. ...Read more