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Pertussis Not Found On Immunoflourescence Test Of Nose Swab (Overview)

Pertussis not found on immunofluorescence is a negative test result meaning particles of pertussis (whooping cough) bacteria are not found in the sample of nasal mucous. In some cases, person may have a negative test result and still have pertussis bacteria.


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Does the HSV swab NAAT test conclude the site of infection? In theory, if a lot of discharge was on the swab, could it not detect infection elsewhere?

Does the HSV swab NAAT test conclude the site of infection? In theory, if a lot of discharge was on the swab, could it not detect infection elsewhere?

Immaterial: The test will detect the presence of HSV at the site from which the swab was taken. However, HSV has access to your whole body and it does not much matter where the primary site of infection is or was. 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. 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. ...Read more

Pertussis Not Found On Immunoflourescence Test Of Nose Swab (Overview)

Pertussis not found on immunofluorescence is a negative test result meaning particles of pertussis (whooping cough) bacteria are not found in the sample of nasal mucous. In some cases, person may have a negative test result and still have pertussis bacteria.


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What does it mean if light growth of burkholderia cepacia was found in a culture sample test?

What does it mean if light growth of burkholderia cepacia was found in a culture sample test?

Are you healthy?: The presence of a particular microbe on culture does not necessarily indicate a clinical infection. Deciding what it means requires your physician to make a clinical correlation with your history, physical exam, and imaging studies. It may be a serious infection, or it may simply be a contaminant; these microbes are usually not commensals. ...Read more

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Nose swab tested positive for a gram negative bacilli and cocci colony. This was causing sore outbreaks on face.Took bactroban 2x daily for 10 days. Will bactroban eliminate both? Are these types of nasal colonies recurring? Or should I be fine now?

Nose swab tested positive for a gram negative bacilli and cocci colony.  This was causing sore outbreaks on face.Took bactroban 2x daily for 10 days. Will bactroban eliminate both? Are these types of nasal colonies recurring? Or should I be fine now?

Probably unrelated: Those kinds of bacteria are not likely cause of "sore outbreaks on face". If this is due to any bacteria at all, I would be more suspicious of strep or staph. Bactroban (mupirocin) may help. However, you should also speak with your doctor about the possibility of herpes, which is an entirely different problem. ...Read more

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Is the flu test a blood test or mouth swab?

Is the flu test a blood test or mouth swab?

Flu test: Rapid tests for influenza involve taking a swab of the nose. More definite diagnosis involves 2 blood tests - one during the acute illness and another 2 to 4 weeks after it. ...Read more

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Blood test result on chlamydia trachomatis IgG is 0.9 (grey zone 0.85-1.1). What is additional test to find out whether I have chlamydia on n?

Blood test result  on chlamydia trachomatis IgG is 0.9 (grey zone 0.85-1.1). What is additional test to find out whether I have chlamydia on n?

NAAT: I can't think of any reason to order a chlamydia igg. What you need to know whether you have chlamydia is a chlamydia naat, taken from urine, a cervical swab, throat swab, or rectal swab, depending on where your symptoms are. ...Read more

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Vaginal secretion culture detected presence of staphylococcus aureus, it says gram positive coccus are at regular number. Do I have an infection?

Vaginal secretion culture detected presence of staphylococcus aureus, it says gram positive coccus are at regular number. Do I have an infection?

You may: It is likely that you do not have bacterial infection, however that does not rule out other types of infections, e.g., viral or parasitic. Do you have any symptoms? ...Read more

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I had a blood test for HIV, syphillis and gonerrhea and the results were negative, would they report herpes if it was found in the blood stream?

I had a blood test for HIV, syphillis and gonerrhea and the results were negative, would they report herpes if it was found in the blood stream?

Was test ordered?: The laboratory would not have tested for herpes, if the test was not ordered. Had it been tested for the lab would have reported the results. ...Read more

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If the CDC site say that any generation of HIV antibody test is accurate by 12 weeks or 3 month!so my test on 11 weeks of my exposure is it accurate?

Probably: It is rare that antibody testing which is negative at 11 wks after exposure is likely to become positive, but it never hurts to check again in several months. Be careful. Have safe sex. ...Read more

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How reliable negative result of p24 antigen and hiv antibody test at 45 days? percent of people get accurate result on the said test by this period?

No worries!: This combination of tests is 100% conclusive any time 4 weeks or more after the last possible exposure. Nobody with negative resutls at 45 days is later found to have HIV. So all is well; you can move on without worry. Best wishes and stay safe! ...Read more

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I did a DNA PCR test for HSV & i got the result: -humanes herpesvirus-dna ((typ 7, pcr) (eb) : negative limit of detection:100 copies/ml.So i'm clean?

I did a DNA PCR test for HSV & i got the result: -humanes herpesvirus-dna ((typ 7, pcr) (eb) : negative limit of detection:100 copies/ml.So i'm clean?

Hsv-7 isn't detected: Your question will require some clarification since you stated being tested for herpes simplex virus, the result you describe tests for human herpesvirus type7, which cannot be detected by pcr testing below 100 copies per ml . Hhv-7 is not the same as hsv. Though theyboth belong to the same heresviridae family. ...Read more

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M having herpes simplex type2 igm 2.50 and inflammation in urine during passing urine ... my pap smear is clear what would b the possible diagnostic?

M having herpes simplex type2 igm 2.50  and inflammation  in urine during passing urine ... my pap smear is clear what would b the possible diagnostic?

IgM: IgM is the first immune response to an infection. This along with your symptom of pain with urination sounds like you have genital herpes. See your doctor to discuss prophylaxis and start treatment of this out break. Primary ( first) outbreaks can be severe enough that they cause urinary retention and necessitate hospitalization and a urinary catheter. There are good treatments to prevent this. ...Read more

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Which HIV tests promise earlier results? Is the HIV ag/ab 4th gen test not one of them?

Which HIV tests promise earlier results?  Is the HIV ag/ab 4th gen test not one of them?

Rapid results: There are mini ELISA kits available with results in 15 minutes. and they are good! You could also go to your local health department to be tested or doctors office. If you ask me though..don't be concerned with the rapidity that you get the results back because you may sacrifice accuracy. Just go to your doctor and have them run a Western Blot or conventional HIV screening test on your serum. ...Read more

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Can a pin head size dried stain of blood be tested for HIV and hep b? What's the technique / test called? If not, how much is needed?

Can a pin head size dried stain of blood be tested for HIV and hep b? What's the technique / test called? If not, how much is needed?

Infectious Disease: No testing would be done on a dried stain of blood. I know of no lab or process that would test such. And a dried stain of blood would not be contagious for HIV or hepatitis. ...Read more

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Strep pneumoniae found in blood, had meningitis.Told from sinuses, but lots of blood tests year before.Possible germs from needles/tests caused it?

Strep pneumoniae found in blood, had meningitis.Told from sinuses, but lots of blood tests year before.Possible germs from needles/tests caused it?

No: There is no way a contaminated needle gave you a germ that sat around for a year and then decided to infect you. Once it finds a way in, strep pneumonia will multiply fast enough to make you sick within 24 hrs.The germ is actually carried in the nasal airway at various times in normal people who never get sick from it. ...Read more

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HIV 1&2 P24 Combo (CMIA) test done on 13th day..index value is 0.1 and non reactive. symptoms.White patches on tongue so far. How reliable is my test?

HIV 1&2 P24 Combo (CMIA) test done on 13th day..index value is 0.1 and non reactive. symptoms.White patches on tongue so far. How reliable is my test?

Pretty reliable: This test result is about 80-90% reliable in showing you did not catch HIV 13 days previously. Have another test at 4 weeks to be 100% certain. It is much too soon for "white patches" on your tongue to be due to a new HIV infection; they have nothing to do with HIV or your possible exposure to it. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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This is a clinical test to detect the presence of influenza a or b. Unlike rapid screening tests which take only 30 minutes but lack sensitivity and specificity, this test is approximately 80-90% accurate takes 2 hrs, and ...Read more


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