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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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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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Tuberculosis screening for volunteer at a hospital?

Tuberculosis screening for volunteer at a hospital?

Skin test: Usually as skin test is done to see if the person has been exposed to tb. If the skin test is positive, it is usually followed by chest x-ray to detect active infection. ...Read more

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Treatment for MRSA a staff infection?

CA-MRSA: Treatment of MRSA infection depends on where the infection is & how ill the patient is. For eg, treatment for MRSA infection in the blood is differs from MRSA infection on the skin. It also depends if it's hospital or community acquired. If uncomplicated skin infection, eg abscess, i&d, bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) clidna, zyvox are a good start until antibiotic sensitivity is available at 48 hours. ...Read more

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What tests are used for screening for breast cancer?

What tests are used for screening for breast cancer?

Radiologic: The best screening procedure for breast cancer is breast palpation. To pick up the earliest lesions, mammography is the best procedure with improved digital and 3D formats. This is followed by sonography to define a localized site in thickened breast tissue and tell whether a lesion has fluid. For a more detailed study, MRI of the breast can detect many lesions not seen on mammo. ...Read more

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Mrsa screening before working in surgery.?

Not sure: Not sure, are you asking if MRSA screening is required/performed before working in a surgical specialty i would say no. I have never heard of a requirement as this. ...Read more

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Is there a screening test for lung cancer?

Is there a screening test for lung cancer?

Yes: There are new recommendations from the us preventive services task force (uspstf) on ct screening to detect lung cancer."up to 20, 000 deaths a year from lung cancer might be prevented by annual screenings of generally healthy people who have smoked a pack a day for 30 or more years (or the equivalent such as 2 packs a day for 15 yrs) who are ages 55 to 79 and have smoked within the past 15 years.". ...Read more

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Is herpes testing required for ivf?

Is herpes testing required for ivf?

Generally not: Some clinics will test herpes 1 and 2 prior to doing ivf. We do not because it does not effect the procedure or outcome of ivf. It does however effect the mode of delivery and if you have an active genital herpes infection then delivery would need to be by c/s. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What screening tests are used for colorectal cancer?

What screening tests are used for colorectal cancer?

Polyp detection and: Removal. Almost all colon cancers arise in polyps and colonoscopy is the best method for detection of polyps as well as colon cancers. Other methods are testing for occult blood in stool, barium enema and 3d ct scans. ...Read more

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What are the cpt codes for a pap smear screening?

What are the cpt codes for a pap smear screening?

Pap cpt: Original physician collection - no code, not billed separately. Always part of office visit, perhaps. 88164 Bethesda terminology manually read 88174 Automated machine read PAP smear 88142 All other PAP SMEAR types 88141 Pathologist's review charge. Always get one of first three codes, maybe 88141, if actual physician looks at slide, plus additional testing codes if slide is abnormal ...Read more

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Swab on surgical wound tested positive for MRSA. No antibiotics have been started. Is this contagious to visitors?

Swab on surgical wound  tested positive for MRSA. No antibiotics have been started.  Is this contagious to visitors?

It could be.: Swab cultures only tell you what is on the surface of the skin/ wound. If the site is not showing the other signs of infection( redness, swelling, warmth, drainage) then you my not have an infection. We refer to it as a colonization or contamination. Topical Bactroban (mupirocin) my help clear it. As far as passing it on I would suggest not sharing a bath towel and wash you stuff seperately from your family. ...Read more

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Is MRSA screening done before cosmetic surgery.?

Speak to surgeon: Some may, but many probably do not. You can ask for a culture of the nasal passages if you want one. ...Read more

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Testing for swine flu still required for school?

Testing for swine flu still required for school?

Not now: Having been vaccinated in previous years swine flu is not a concern. ...Read more

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Is there a screening test for esophageal cancer?

Upper endoscopy: We do not perform routine screening for esophageal cancer. In japan where the risk of esophageal cancer is higher there is greater use of this test for screening. When patients do have symptoms of difficulty swallowing, pain on swallowing, hemoptysis (vomiting blood), anemic for unknown cause, heart burn not responsive to medication, episgastric pain (pain upper mid abdomen), endoscopy is needed. ...Read more

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Is there a screening test for penile cancer?

Is there a screening test for penile cancer?

Yes: The best screening test is self examination. Self examination makes the diagnosis. Biopsy confirms. Penile cancer while rare in the USA happens more commonly in men with uncircumcised penis; it is extremely rare to non-existent in men with a circumcised penis. The most effective screen is self examination. The most effective prevention is the circumcision particularly before 1 year of life. ...Read more

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Why is a triple screening test done?

Fetal defects: Triple screen is a screening test for fetal disorders, such as neural tube defect, and down syndrome. ...Read more

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What are available screening tests for colon cancer?

What are available screening tests for colon cancer?

'scopes, X-rays, etc: A number of different screening tests are available for colon ca. They include colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, double-contrast barium enema, ct colonography (virtual colonoscopy), and fecal occult blood testing. The pro's and con's of each are described here: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/colorectal-screening. ...Read more

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