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Nasal Swab Test
A bit too early: The exact time for reliable chlamydia testing by NAAT isn't certain, but 3 days probably is a bit early. A negative result would be somewhat reassuring, but probably not conclusive. It would be safer to wait until 5 days or so, unless there is some urgency (e.g. if you have abdominal pain or other symptoms of a complication like PID). ...Read more
Chlamydia test: Maybe as soon as 2-3 days, but for sure after about 5 days. See my reply to your other question. ...Read more
Testing: Chlamydia tests include a culture that may take 5 to 7 days to grow. A direct fluorescent antibody test looks for antigens. A nucleic acid hybridization test or a nucleic acid amplification test looks for chlamydia dna &enzyme –linked immunosorbent assay. Directing sampling uses fluids from cervix, urethra throat, eye (whichever area is impacted). Urine testing is also possible. ...Read more
naat test not done in kolkata(india).Suggest me some test name available for c.Trach & n.Gonorrhea detection from urine sample.
Swollen turbinates for last 6 months. Dx vasomotor Rhinitis. Positive nasal swab for Coag Negative staph. Could this be cause of Vasomotor Rhinitis?
Definitely not: A culture like that is essentially useless. Staph CN organisms in this setting are 'just along for the ride' and have nothing to do with your sinus disease. That might have been different if a true pathogen was found (like Strep) but I'm pretty sure this is just what we call 'normal flora'. The sinuses are not a sterile place, so there are ordinary bacteria there. I would seek more about ALLERGY. ...Read more
Which one ?: There are several dipstick tests. The common ones only look for stray materials that can show up in the urine is various concentrations.The regular dipstick test does not look for STD's. There are special tests that can be done on urine that are not as sensitive as others in detecting them, but might. ...Read more
No: Neither on screening tests or confirmatory tests. They are totally different chemicals that are unrelated, and tests do not confuse the two. ...Read more
Is a high swab vaginal herpes DNA test result reliable? (Without leison) Do I need another blood test to reconfirm?
Not reliable: Any single swab test for HSV only shows the virus was not present at that moment. Even in people with proved genital HSV2 infection, virus typically is detectable less than 20% of the time; for HSV1 it's under 1% of the time. So this test doesn't show whether or not you have genital herpes. A blood test can help: if positive for HSV2, you have genital herpes, regardless of swab test results. ...Read more
Drug Test: This depends on the drug being tested for and the time elapsed since the last dose was taken. ...Read more
Had nasal swab done bc of stuffiness and sinus headaches. tested positive for strep a. Do I need antibiotics? Does this mean I'm a carrier?
Fever? Other Symps?: A nasal swab only detects the presence of Strep bacteria (in this case, from the "A group" - Group A Strep or GAS). It does NOT determine infection. Symptoms do that. Are you having fever? Sore throat? Enlarged glands? These are signs of an infection. TTYD or use HealthTap Prime to determine if you need antibiotics. If you're just a carrier, avoid sick contacts but antibiotics won't help you. ...Read more