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What if ovulation test kit never reads positive?

What if ovulation test kit never reads positive?

Stop them: Either you are not ovulating or the test does not work for you. I would stop wasting money of them. But it would be a good idea to see your doctor to find out if you do ovulate. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Tympanometry (Definition)

Test of ear status such as pressure of area behind ear drum, presence of fluid behind ear drum, or the presence of a hole in ear drum. A tone is emitted then measured as it is reflected off ear drum. The curve that this reflected tone produces shows characteristics to help in diagnosis.. Other details such as the general stiffness of hearing ...Read more


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What are the lloyd hearing test results trustworthy?

What are the lloyd hearing test results trustworthy?

Hearing test: Lloyds chemists have nothing to do with a hearing test. You should never rely on a hearing test without intervention of an ENT specialist (Ear-Nose and Throat specialist), especially if it's your first time getting a diagnosis. Lloyd's is specialized however in hearing aids. Get your ear exam and audiogram from ENT not the supplier of the Hearing Aid that they will sell you, conflict of interest. ...Read more

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Can an oraquick at home test detect aids, would your HIV results be positive?

Can an oraquick at home test detect aids, would your HIV results be positive?

HIV Testing: Oraquick HIV testing measures the antibody response to hiv. It should be accurate twelve or so weeks after an exposure. ...Read more

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Echocardiogram good, blood tests good, stress test good except for reversible ischemia but test had 10% false positives should I trust the test ?

Echocardiogram good, blood tests good, stress test good except for reversible ischemia but test had 10% false positives should I trust the test ?

Screening test: Stress test is a screening test to determine if ischemia is present. It has good although not perfect reliability. You should discuss the results and next steps with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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DMV test 50 deg on left. Humphrey field normal. ophthalmologist thinks DMV test wrong but didn't suggest Goldman test for comparison. Should I insist?

DMV test 50 deg on left. Humphrey field normal. ophthalmologist thinks DMV test wrong but didn't suggest Goldman test for comparison. Should I insist?

Yes, ask for Goldman: The DMV test is a very quick and dirty test of visual field impairment. The Goldman test, in the hands of an experienced EYE MD (opthalmologist) is far more accurate and should be ordered if the DMV test is causing problems for employment, etc. ...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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Does 3 Hiv negative test confirms your HIV negative?

Does 3 Hiv negative test confirms your HIV negative?

Need details: A single nucleic acid test after the interval during which this becomes positive is proof enough that you are not infected. You're young. I trust you'll play safe from now on, and if you continue to have obsessive thoughts that you have become infected, sit down with your physician or someone who's trained in helping you get back into control of these unwanted and unhelpful thoughts. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy blood test give false negative. 3 days late, urine test negative and blood test negative too?

Can pregnancy blood test give false negative. 3 days late, urine test negative and blood test negative too?

False negative PG: A false pregnancy test is possible however, in this case you also have a negative blood pregnancy test which is far more accurate. ...Read more

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My stress test results read " positive exercise stress test for ischemia by EKG criteria. What does that mean?

My stress test results read " positive exercise stress test for ischemia by EKG criteria. What does that mean?

This means that the: EKG portion of your stress test had changes in the waveforms that have been known to be associated with blockages of the coronary arteries. Unfortunately, greater than 15% of the time this is inaccurate in women. Less than 5% of the time in men. This is why we always do stress testing in women along with nuclear imaging. If the nuclear imaging is negative then the EKG changes are FALSE positive. ...Read more

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HIV test negative 8 months with Architect™ analyzer and confirmed with western blot test. What are the chances it will turn positive?

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HIV test negative 8 months with Architect™ analyzer and confirmed with western blot test. What are the chances it will turn positive?

Exposure: If you have not had sex or blood exposure since then, the risk is about zero. But if you have, then it depends on whether your partner(s) has HIV or not . ...Read more

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How reliable is the Prometheus test for diganosing IBD? Doctor can't do colonoscopy bc of pregnancy, but test came back positive.

How reliable is the Prometheus test for diganosing IBD? Doctor can't do colonoscopy bc of pregnancy, but test came back positive.

Somewhat reliable: You are right when you say that colonoscopy with biopsy is the gold standard & would be preferable. Prometheus testing in the lab takes a combination of "markers" (blood reactants to inflammation in the bowel & genetic markers) & comes up with a probability estimate of inflammatory bowel disease: Crohn's or ulcerative colitis. It isn't 100%; your doc will have to interpret. ...Read more

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Can Levetiracetam give me a false positive reading on an ETG test ?

Can Levetiracetam give me a false positive reading on an ETG test ?

Keppra (levetiracetam): Ethyl Glucuronide alcohol test false positives have been reported with Anti-seizure medications such as Keppra (levetiracetam) & Neurontin. ...Read more

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3 days late 2posative clear blue digital test 1negative cheap test a negative doctor test. Am i pregnant?

3 days late 2posative clear blue digital test 1negative cheap test a negative doctor test. Am i pregnant?

If doubt then : There is not a way that we can tell you if you are pregnant if you have done one test that is positive and one that is negative. We would simply be guessing which test is correct. In this case you will need to see a doctor for a blood bhcg test. ...Read more

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What tests are done to check for celiac? Stool test. Blood test? Specific test?

What tests are done to check for celiac? Stool test. Blood test? Specific test?

Several available: You can go through a two stage screening process.Celiac disease is an exaggerated form of gluten intolerance and may be suspected based on blood tests: elevated ttg-iga, if IgA deficient - ttg-igg.If the blood tests are suggestive an intestinal biopsy to study the cell changes is confirmatory. ...Read more

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3 days late, a few pg symptoms, negative digital test but faint positive regular urine test. 8 pregnancies, 4 kids. Are these test results common?

3 days late, a few pg symptoms, negative digital test but faint positive regular urine test.   8 pregnancies, 4 kids. Are these test results common?

Need to repeat test: Please repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. ...Read more