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Quantiferon Test For Tuberculosis False Positive
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more
Misinformed?: Who told you that your hep c test was false? If you have no viral load that means you cleared an infection. Are you sure you are getting the right advice? ...Read more
Tuberculosis vaccinated, TB test positive...Will my ANA be positive because of TB test positive due to vaccine?
Work up needed: At the very least it may suggest that you have been exposed to tuberculosis. You should visit with your doctor to have questions asked about whether or not you have TB symptoms to suggest infection such as do you have a cough? Unexplained night sweats? Unexplained weight loss, fevers or chills and fatigue? You also need to have a chest x ray performed - since organism is usually inhaled. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Uncommon: The current tests for chlamydia have an accuracy of over98%. ...Read more
False positive for Lupus, now positive for HCV, waiting on blood test to confirm. Could HCV cause a false + for lupus?
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?
A lot of products.: A screening drug test is not perfect. A site i would recommend for a list of over the counter medications and the associated false positives is: http://www.Askdocweb.Com/falsepositives.Html. ...Read more
Does a Positive ANA Antibodies, IFA test mean I could have an STD? What STDs are Positive ANA test? Is an ANA Antibody test a standard test for STDs?
Antinuclear antibody: Antinuclear antibody testing is useful for someone with signs and symptoms of an autoimmune disease - anemia, arthritis, kidney disease, inflammation of the heart and lungs. It is not a test for STDs. However, a test for syphilis, the VDRL, was once used as a test for autoimmune disease! Please call your doctor to explain your ANA. Usually they are of no medical significance. ...Read more
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