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Positive HIV screener test at blood donation... Negative IFA and Negative NAT... False positive?

Positive HIV screener test at blood donation... Negative IFA and Negative NAT... False positive?

Yes: The initial screening test for HIV is very sensitive, but not very specific. The back up screening tests are much more specific for HIV. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


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Can an HIV antibody screening test be positive but the western blot negative?

Can an HIV antibody screening test be positive but the western blot negative?

Yes: There are 2 reasons for this kind of result: (1) a false positive, or (2) early infection before seroconversion. In someone at low risk for HIV without symptoms, another negative WB in 1 month means there's no infection. In someone at risk or with symptoms of acute infection, a viral load can be helpful. The new 4th generation antigen/antibody tests will eliminate this problem. ...Read more

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Please interpret- C.trachomatis RNA TMA Result: Detected. Standard range: Not detected. Test performed using the Aptima Combo2 (R) assay gen-probe(r)

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C.trachomatis RNA TMA Result: Detected. Standard range: Not detected. Test performed using the Aptima Combo2 (R) assay gen-probe(r)

You have chlamydia: "Detected" means the test found chlamydia -- i.e. a positive result. Return to the doctor or clinic where the test was done for treatment. (If you tested yourself at a lab, see a doctor or clinic ASAP.) Your current or recent sex partner(s) also need treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do doctors test for marijuana at a standard physical urine test?

Do doctors test for marijuana at a standard physical urine test?

No: The regular urine test doesn't.It is also my understanding that you need to sign a personal authorization to do such a screening test or it would be illegal/unethical. ...Read more

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Do psychologists test for adhd?

Do psychologists test for adhd?

They can: Psychologists and educational psychologist both are trained in the kinds of testing typically used for diagnosing adhd. However, part of diagnosing mental disorders in general is still an art, so having someone with experience with a specific disorder such as adhd can be a reall advantage both for diagnosis and for getting the most useful information about next steps in terms of treatment. ...Read more

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Tuberculosis screening test needed for volunteer at a hospital?

Tuberculosis screening test needed for volunteer at a hospital?

Yes: Most hospitals and health care facilities require screening for TB in all employees prior to clearing them to work in patient care areas; this usually includes volunteers. ...Read more

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Is the HIV DNA PCR test accurate enough for early diagnosis?

Yes: The PCR is highly accurate and sensitive. It may take 6 weeks to 6 months for the elisa and western blot antibody tests to be positive. Since the PCR tests for the virus itself, it is detectable earlier, before an immune response has been initiated, but at a much higher price. ...Read more

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Is there a mental screening test type?

Is there a mental screening test type?

There are many: Many screening tools are available to assess mental health. Survey tests help identify dementia, bipolar disease, attention deficit disorders and others. Generally these are used when there is a worry about a particular problem, but there is good evidence that all adults should be screened for unrecognized depression. For more info on proven screening tests, check out the Prevention Checklist app. ...Read more

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Is Home Sleep Test is acceptable generalized screening test??

Is Home Sleep Test is acceptable generalized screening test??

For what?: Are you referring to nighttime pulse oximetry for sleep apnea? As with most screening tests, the predictive value depends, in part, on the pre-test probability of an abnormal result. Nighttime desaturation on home oxymetry is strongly suggestive of sleep apnea but doesn't distinguish between central and obstructive sleep apnea or subclinical seizure d/o & can't dx other parasomnias. ...Read more

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How accurate is a negative home OraQuick hiv test at detecting later stage hiv or aids?

How accurate is a negative home OraQuick hiv test at detecting later stage hiv or aids?

Fairly good.: If the test is performed exactly as instructed, a false negative test is very unlikely in advanced HIV/AIDS. (A false negative is a negative test in a person who, in fact, does have the condition being tested.) However, it's also unlikely that a person with late stage HIV/AIDS wouldn't already have sought medical care since they would be quite symptomatic by then. ...Read more

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Can negative test results be trusted for a prostitute with HIV antibody rapid test and HIV duo test?

Can negative test results be trusted for a prostitute with HIV antibody rapid test and HIV duo test?

Not necessarily: If the person just acquired the infection, she or he may be carrying the virus that will not be detected by either antibody or antigen tests. Testing for viral nucleic acid is the earliest way to detect HIV infection. ...Read more

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Where can I find a reliable screening test for dementia ?

Where can I find a reliable screening test for dementia ?

See your doctor: The screening tests are not foolproof and need an expert review by someone who sees a lot of dementia...This comes from a dementia expert....So see your family doctor or see a gerontologist, neurologist or geriatric psychiatrist for a more expert opinion. ...Read more

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Pcr blood test for hsv1 & hsv2 both negative 7 weeks post exposure. Is this a reliable test vs igg antibody testing?

HSV testing: Both are good. A PCR blood test looks for circulating viral DNA. The IgG look for the development of an antibody against the virus. If these are not present 7 weeks after exposure then the most likely conclusion is that you did not acquire it. ...Read more

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ENA test screened for SS-A, SS-B, RNP, Sm, Scl-70 & Jo-1. Negative result. I'm ok?

ENA test screened for SS-A, SS-B, RNP, Sm, Scl-70 & Jo-1. Negative result. I'm ok?

May be: Why were these tests done? You must have had some symptoms for your doctor to order these tests. Negative results on blood tests are not an assurance that there is no disease. Please follow your doctor's advice for follow-up care. ...Read more

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Do hospitals drug test newborns? Drug test

Do hospitals drug test newborns? Drug test

Depends: In my state if you end up on the Child & Family Services list, or the delivery team suspects, you can expect such testing.It is not done on all newborns. If we need to look, we can identify any drug exposure after about 20 weeks. ...Read more

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Personalization cognitive disorder test online?

Personalization cognitive disorder test online?

Online cognitive: Gosh, never heard of such a combination? Cognitive test makes sense, but be wary of online tests. In most states psychological testing must be done by a licensed psychologist, and this provides legal confidentiality. For general discussion see http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/internetpsychotherapyethics.Asp. ...Read more

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Tested false positive ELISA HIV test last month. Negative ifa and western blot and naat. 2 negative oraquick all 1 1/2 year post exposure. Hiv?

Negative: If nat was negative at 6 months after exposure you not likely to have hiv. Given all the negative test results, you should not worry about the one apparently false positive. ...Read more