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Virus or bacteria: The NAT test is used to detect a virus or a bacteria. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nucleic_acid_test However any test result is only of value when taking into account any symptoms you have and your overall health. Ask your doctor , it one was done, why the test was ordered. ...Read more
Is nat-p/phos 12c the right remedy for infant reflux? She is taking 1 tablet daily but still struggling?
Reflux: Try small frequent (6) meals.Have your child sit up for a half an hour after eating. ...Read more
Which hiv test would be best if it has been a year since exposure? Nat? Rna? Icma? I have taken rapid tests only. Duo to be specific.
HIV RNA: HIV nucleic acid test would be definitive. NAT and RNA may just be different names of the same assay. However if the duo assay was negative a year after exposure you probably do not need HIV nucleic acid test. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
35 M with TC = 182, LDL 115, HDL 41 Tri 130 in August 2015. Eat 5 fruits a day. Is this too much natural sugar? If so how much daily nat sugar?
Trigs: Your fruit intake is not the cause of your increase in triglycerides. Triglycerides can fluctuate a daily basis based on the fat content in your previous meals despite fasting. Alcohol also can raise triglycerides. For diabetics I tell them to aim for between 100 and 150 grams of carbohydrates a day. ...Read more
Is regular PCR&NAT tst detect both Hiv1&2 or need specific1fr HiV2,am in Ghana I did NAT 4 WK post exposure & PCR 21WK,both Neg.sample sent to france?
HIV diagnosis: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first rapid Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) test for the simultaneous detection of HIV-1 p24 antigen as well as antibodies to both HIV-1 and HIV-2 in human serum, plasma, and venous or fingerstick whole blood specimens. Approved for use as an aid in the diagnosis of HIV-1 and HIV-2 infection, the Alere Determine HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo test is also the first FDA-approved test that independently distinguishes results for HIV-1 p24 antigen and HIV antibodies in a single test. The test can be used by trained professionals in outreach settings to identify HIV-infected individuals who might not be able to be tested in traditional health care settings. The test does not distinguish between antibodies to HIV-1 and HIV-2, and is not intended to be used for screening of blood donors. HIV infection can result in the development of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or AIDS. HIV damages the body’s defense mechanisms by destroying specific blood cells, called CD4+ T cells, which are crucial to helping the body fight diseases. Two types of HIV have been identified, HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 is responsible for most HIV infections throughout the world. HIV-2 is found primarily in West Africa; however, cases of HIV-2 infection have been reported in North America and Europe. Window period Antibody tests may give false negative (no antibodies were detected despite the presence of HIV) results during the window period, an interval of three weeks to six months between the time of HIV infection and the production of measurable antibodies to HIV seroconversion. Most people develop detectable antibodies approximately 30 days after infection, although some seroconvert later. The vast majority of people (97%) have detectable antibodies by three months after HIV infection; a six-month window is extremely rare with modern antibody testing ...Read more
Does NAT test accurate for detecting HIV-2?
is there a PCR specific for HIV2 or Hiv PCR detect both as I was told by my HP there is none specific
HIV is a virus, thus: no test is perfectly accurate. Study: http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/testguide.action%3Fdc%3DTG_HIV_Management & https://www.google.com/#q=HIV%20testing for reasonable information on current clinically available technology. You are on the right track to study the issues yourself. You have the most vested interest & are your own primary medical decision maker (physician if you will). ...Read more
Hiv test: day14 PCR quanti. : non-detectable , day 72 nat test : non-reactive , day 84 combo test : negative , is that conclusive to rollout hiv?
HIV negative: Yes. You can stop testing for that past exposure. ...Read more
Do i need a nat hiv test if i just had eia ab test, rapid blood, 4 home oraquicks, all neg to be sure im neg. Its been over 10 years since exposure.
Why: Why are you still testing 10 years out? ...Read more
My nat HIV test is negative after 15 days possible exposure and HIV combo teat negative after 1 and 2 months of poasible exposure are they accurate?
Would you be able share some insight as to what is the most effective OTC remedey for rosacea that would relieve or prevent further exacerabation of mild roseaca? I have been told cetaphil works however I am little reluctant to use any OTC due to the nat
Avoid irritants: There are different stages of rosacea...A dermatologist ... Should be consulted.... Antibiotics and different topical agents can be very effective... Chemical peels and red light led can be used... As well as intense pulsed light ... There currently is no permanent solution so management is critical. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a nat ite scratched it till it bled and 6 weeks on I have a red rash itchy and spots that also itch all over my body
Unsure: Well, a gnat bite can certainly cause an itchy red spot that would bleed if it is scratched. However, the rash all over that you describe is a little difficult to associate with the bite. It could be related but if the rash shows up 6 weeks after the bite i would look for other causes. I would recommend you be seen by a dermatologist to help you figure this out. ...Read more
Will supplementing iron help the blood hold more oxygen? What are the best supplements and what are the side effects. Thanks nat.. Freediver.
If you are deficient: If you are not iron-deficient or have an extra need (blood donor, if you are a man), all it will do is upset your stomach. If you are iron-deficient, you being a man need to find out why -- it's a bad ulcer or gut cancer until proved otherwise, and taking an iron supplement will mask this. If you load yourself with iron you don't need, you are asking for liver trouble, impotence, and more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trying for baby. Average it takes for 33 year old (littleoverweight) to get preg? Should i take pre nat vitamins to help me get pregnant? Thank you :)
Take vitamin: It is hard to determine how long it might take for you to get pregnant. Please start a prenatal vitamin right away as it can prevent birth defects. Most women that are having regular sex around the time of ovulation become pregnant within a year of trying, but many will become pregnant within a few months. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Artificial sweeteners like splender aren't good so what type of sugar do u recommend truvia is good but it has erythritol and stevia extract nat flav?
Stevia is the best : Stevia is the best sweatener.Get a more detailed answer ›