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Name Of The Skin Test For Tb
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can all europeans test positive for tuberculosis on the TB skin test because europeans get a vaccine for it?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Why is injecting a tuberculosis antigen under the skin not recommended for diagnosing tuberculosis in aids patients?
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
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
What is the method of respiration for tuberculosis? What are the environmental conditions for favorable growth for tuberculosis?
What is the professional name for the test where they look at a sample of your blood under a microscope for diseases?
Which of these tests is the hiv test. The comprehensive metabolic panel, the lipid panel, or the hemoglobin A1C. I can't tell which one is for hiv.
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