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Biopsy of facial rash showed seborrheic dermatitis despite lupus symptoms with all neg blood work. is biopsy accurate? stain test wasn't used
In a male what would cause positive UA dipstick for leukocytes on multiple tests; however, 0 seen under micro? Clean catch in all cases; SPG of 1.015
See below: Causes of a "false positive" leukocyte esterace on urine dipstick testing include: •contamination from epithelial cells (common in females and occasionally in uncircumcised males); •lysis of granulocytes due to very dilute urine or high alkaline pH**; •certain drugs or highly colored urine from food dyes; •Trichomonas infection ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dx with lupus. New dr looking for dermatomyositis. Urine test results protein 12.1, creatine .32 pro/ cret, ratio.38. Normal? Doesn't have a reference
Your numbers: Are your numbers correct---they are quite calculating like they should---please repost. ...Read more
DLE test CBC and Urinalysis Result good no ANA test or Biopsy.Only 2 of 11 Criteria SLE . Malaria yrs ago. Cortisone injec safe for itchy BCG area?
Yes: I would try high potency cream first before a shot, but if the skin is in bad shape, see a deermatologist ...Read more
Follow up to previous. Saw a derm. Liver tests fine, no hep. Autoimmune reason. Is hydroxychloroquine a reasonable solution. Dr prescribed ?
Ask your doctor: Hydroxychloroquine can be a reasonable solution for certain disease. Since it can have potentially serious side effects, the risk/benefit factor should be considered. You need to have a better communication channel with your doctor. ...Read more
For a urologist - how long is a urine sample valid for WBC & RBC dipstick and micro exam when refrigerated. No preservatives used, just refrigerated. ?
Diagnosis-Chronic Prostatitis, however semen culture+urine sample shows no pathogens. Should I worry about non-cultarable bacteria? STI screen Negativ
Hi, My UA results listed leukoesterase 1+ , Nitrate positive, and something about klebsiella pneumoniae. Does this indicate the need for "Cipro" ??
Why dr use HIV RNA real tim PCR quantitve for diagnostic ? In lab manual it stric and say only screen for infected patient. Do you also use for diag?
Would a CBC at Hospital
Dermatology (Most countries)
include Anti-body Test for DLE which is also testing for SLE all at once in one Blood test?
At home UTI text kit reads 500+++ leu/ul and positive for nitrate , which antibiotic should take care of it besides keeflex i'm allergic to that.
Keflex is not a good: You should go see a doctor and ask him/her to give you an antibiotic which is best suited for uti. Keflex is generally not a good antibiotic for uti. Most doctors would use either Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or Ciprofloxacin but you would need a prescription from your family doctor asap. ...Read more
What does a lab result of IgE quantitative 291.0 indicate? Being treated for poison ivy with prednisone....Any correlation?
My colonoscopy results was all clear, but Dr always get samples to biopsy for micro colitis. Is any chance that biopsy show any serious disease?
Would a Positive ANA Test CBC with a few other clinical criteria
confirm DLE without need for Biopsy?
DLE Criteria: Studies show that up to 28 percent of people with DLE develop Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. If a person has SLE also the American College of Rheumatology and SLIIC criteria can be used to help determine the presence of disease. Studies have tried to validate the SLIIC criteria for DLE alone but DLE sometimes exists in a pathologically singular form. http://tinyurl.com/j6lvnv4 ...Read more
Went for a microscopic urinalysis results - mucus present and urine culture- organisms recovered in low numbers. What do these mean? Infection?
Will a urine SPG of 1.010 provide a valid dipstick urinalysis for WBC and RBC, and other components
on the dipstick? Are neg results valid w this SPG?
YES: normal dipstick results.Get a more detailed answer ›
Flu medical trial.I currently use canastan hc cream for a minor skin condition. Could this show up on the blood test?
Do I understand?: If you are asking whether this will cause a problem when you are screened for illegal drug use, then please accept my reassurance. I'm glad you're not doing illegal drugs, as well as taking care of your skin problem. ...Read more
If a surgical specimen is
positive for afb on gram stain and there is no clinical history other than a localized tenosynovitis antibiotic to start ?
Afb: Need i'd on organism there are other organisms besides TB that are acid fast. ...Read more
Need clarification: are antibodies not picked up thru urine just the same as blood? (needed to do HIV urine sample for life insurance policy).
Urine HIV test: The most common HIV test, the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, or elisa (also called eia), is used to detect HIV antibodies in a sample of the blood. Other versions of the antibody HIV test use a sample of saliva or urine. In clinical practice, blood antibody testing is the method of choice. ...Read more