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What is the name of the blood test for leprosy?

What is the name of the blood test for leprosy?

Leprosy Tests: Leprosy can be detected by searching for the acid- fast bacilli from either nasal smears or skin biopsies. Molecular probes & serological assays (phenolic glycolipid-1 or lipoarabinomannan) are also used. ...Read more

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Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection (Definition)

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more


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Are there any side effects of the skin test called PPD which is used for diagnosing tuberculosis?

Are there any side effects of the skin test called PPD which is used for diagnosing tuberculosis?

Depends : Most likely you will have mild local reactions like pain and itching at injection site. If you have sensitivity to it or have a positive skin test, your skin swell up and might look red in a few days at the injection site. Rare side effects can occur like skin ulcer, hives, anaphylaxis... You can find out more info on webmd website. ...Read more

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Is there a diagnostic test for fungal infections of the skin?

Is there a diagnostic test for fungal infections of the skin?

See below: Yes. Skin scrapings can be treated with potassium hydroxide and examined under the microscope. In addition, skin scrapings can be implanted on sabouraud's medium. If a fungus is present, it will grow in the medium and produce a characteristic appearance. ...Read more

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What's the name of the lab test for hpv?

There are several: There are several test platforms available for hpv testing. The more popular ones are the digene hybrid capture assay and the genprobe aptima assay. ...Read more

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Can all europeans test positive for tuberculosis on the TB skin test because europeans get a vaccine for it?

No: If you get bcg (tb vaccine) you can get false positive PPD for up to 4 years. A blood test quantiferon will differentiate false positives from true positives. ...Read more

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What is the name of the child's test for cystic fibrosis?

What is the name of the child's test for cystic fibrosis?

Sweat Chloride Test: There are several tests including newborn screening. The sweat test is considered the most common screening test for children. It is highly accurate if performed correctly and if there is adequate sweat collected. ...Read more

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What is the name of the blood test that checks for prostate cancer?

What is the name of the blood test that checks for prostate cancer?

PSA: The psa (prostate specific antigen) blood test is used to evaluate men for the possibily of prostate cancer. An abnormal level may be due to cancer, infection, or benign prostate enlargement. Also, prostate cancer may be present with a normal psa level. Your physician will determine if you need the test and what should be done when the results are available. ...Read more

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What is the specific name of blood test for H pylori infection?

What is the specific name of blood test for H pylori infection?

Hpylori antibodytest: Blood antibody test can detect past or current infection but many people have antibody without disease. Current infections are detected usually noninvasively by breath urea test or stool test and invasively, if suspected of ulcer,gastritis or cancer with endoscopic biopsy. ...Read more

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What is the specific name of the test for diagnosing steatorrhea?

What is the specific name of the test for diagnosing steatorrhea?

Fecal fat: The word steatorrhea means "fat runs through you".The basic lab test is an examination of the stool for the presence of fat. Otherwise called a fecal fat study. ...Read more

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Why is injecting a tuberculosis antigen under the skin not recommended for diagnosing tuberculosis in aids patients?

Why is injecting a tuberculosis antigen under the skin not recommended for diagnosing tuberculosis in aids patients?

No reaction: In advanced aids, the skin test will not be positive, we call it anergy, as the cells required to produce the reaction are deficient. ...Read more

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Is the Montenegro Skin Test for Leishmaniasis safe?

Is the Montenegro Skin Test for Leishmaniasis safe?

Yes: This skin test uses parts of the killed protozoan parasite. However it is only useful in cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis. If you have suspicion of visceral leishmaniasis(systemic) the test is useless and cannot detect internal disease. Serologic testing using Elisa or IFA can be useful. CDC Lab: http://1.usa.gov/1CSXNdC Walter Reed Leishmania Lab: http://bit.ly/1zdBrT7 ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is TB skin test the same as a TB immunization?

Hoping you can tell me, is TB skin test the same as a TB immunization?

No: Tb skin test is a diagnostic test that helps determine if someone has ever been exposed to tb. It offers no protection against future infection. Tb immunization is being practiced in countries with a high prevalence of TB infection by using the bcg vaccine that is usually given at birth to all newborns in those countries. It has a variable efficacy in protecting against TB that ranges from 0-80%. ...Read more

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What is the professional name for the test where they look at a sample of your blood under a microscope for diseases?

What is the professional name for the test where they look at a sample of your blood under a microscope for diseases?

Every test on earth: Every test on earth they take a sample of your blood to look for a specific disease , not any disease. You might need to be more specific for us to help you ...Read more

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I did a chlamydia test. not sure what it means or the severity of the result. The result for the chlamydia IgG is 1.38 and the chlamydia IgM is 1.39?

I did a chlamydia test. not sure what it means or the severity of the result. The result for the chlamydia IgG is 1.38 and the chlamydia IgM is 1.39?

Unreliable test: Chlamydia blood tests are unreliable. It shows only that you have been infected sometime in your life with chlamydia, or with a related but different bacteria called Chlamydophila. The only reliable test for current infection is for chlamydial DNA on urine or urethral swab. However, the positive IgM result suggest possible recent chlamydia infection. Ask your doctor about treatment. ...Read more

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Tuberculosis (Definition)

A potentially serious infectious bacterial disease that ...Read more