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What is meant by Nat test and what if the result turns put to be positive?

What is meant by Nat test and what if the result turns put to be positive?

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

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What is the difference between regular cigarettes and nat sherman cigarettes?

What is the difference between regular cigarettes and nat sherman cigarettes?

Not much: They're equally addictive, they will both ruin your lungs, and you're asking for cancer if you smoke either one. Nat Shermans are simply marketed to appeal to rich snobs. ...Read more

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What if a nat fell in your drink and you didn't notice it toll after you drank it all ?

What if a nat fell in your drink and you didn't notice it toll after you drank it all 
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It would die: The gnat, or any small insect, would suffer death by stomach acid. The drinker's digestive enzymes would joyfully breakdown down any dissolvable parts of the bug, and would benefit from the little bit of extra protein and whatnot from digesting the gnat. ...Read more

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What is nat HIV test?

What is nat HIV test?

Test for virus: It is nucleic acid testing is done by blood banks to check for virus in the donated blood and not the antibodies.This test becomes positive before the body forms the antibodies to HIV virus. ...Read more

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What if a bug or nat went up my nose ? Any danger ?

What if a bug or nat went up my nose ? Any danger ?

No: Brain-eating insects that enter by the nose or ears are the stuff of fantasy. The creature will find its way out, or if it dies, it will get swallowed or blown out. Very rarely, a physician may need to extract it. If you feel okay, stop worrying. ...Read more

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Keep getting single random itchy bumps like nat bites what could ur be?

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Keep getting single random itchy bumps like nat bites what could ur be?

Insects?: Could it be possible you are getting insect bites? It depends on where you are living and if there are biting insects around you, either airborne or on your bedding. Would need more information if not. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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