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Doctor insights on: N Gonorrhoeae Dna Probe

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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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Dna probe showed i was positive vaginally for e coli, entercoccus faecalis & m. Hominis, which one would cause external vaginitis? (burning, red, etc)

Dna probe showed i was positive vaginally for e coli, entercoccus faecalis & m. Hominis, which one would cause external vaginitis? (burning, red, etc)

Any can: Whereas the e coli and entercoccus are more likely to cause redness and irritation, sometimes vulvar irritation is not from an infection. Please consult your gynecologist if the symptoms do not resolve after a few days of treatment. ...Read more

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Why would someone get a Neisseria gonorrhoeae DNA hybridization?

Why would someone get  a Neisseria gonorrhoeae DNA hybridization?

DNA hybridization…: Test is used to screen a pt for the std gonorrhea or to confirm current infection. It is done on fluid from the cervix (female) or the urethra (male). ...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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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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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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What is the definition or description of: dna?

What is the definition or description of: dna?

Genetic code: Dna are the coding molecules found in all living things on earth which contain the instructions on how to build living things. Its is comprised the nucleotide molecules which are paired in specific ways. ...Read more

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What are repetative sequence in dna? What is there role?

What are repetative sequence in dna? What is there role?

DNA: With ability to do repetitive sequence dna, it opens up avenue to make specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dna (Definition)

Dna are the coding molecules found in all living things on earth which contain the instructions on how to build living things. Its is comprised the nucleotide molecules which are ...Read more