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Tb Test For Uk Visa
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
naat test not done in kolkata(india).Suggest me some test name available for c.Trach & n.Gonorrhea detection from urine sample.
A patient @ work who i came in contacted tested +tb n now work asked for tb blood test to detect .I smoke marijuana.Will it show in tb blood test?..
How do doctors differentiate between a positive TB skin test due to BCG vaccine vs latent TB infection?
Blood test: There is a blood test which can help tell the difference. ...Read more
Can all europeans test positive for tuberculosis on the TB skin test because europeans get a vaccine for it?
Hello Dr. I went for Gamca medical test for Saudi Arabia;in report is VDRL weakly reactive but when i check other hospital report is negative.Help me?
Easy: What determines a false-positive test? Either not measuring induration, or that it was due to prior bcg, which seldom lasts more than 5 yrs. If someone has a negative PPD it means either that they do not have a focus of inactive tuberculosis or that they are anergic (incapable of reacting due to deficiency in immune mechanisms). ...Read more
Why?: If you need to confirm a genital herpes diagnosis, or if you have atypical complaints and want to know if you have HSV or something else, or you suspect that you are an asymptomatic carrier or at particular risk for hsv, it's probably worth the expense. But if you just want to know if it's type 1 or type 2, the treatment is the same either way, so there is no point. ...Read more
Dr martin raff，i had PPD test last year for immigration request. Not sure PPD or tst？they inject into skin. Place on my hand red. Make TB reactive?
PPD (TB skin test): The skin reaction to the PPD Mantoux skin test needs to be a certain size for it to be considered reactive. The cutoffs vary depending on the rest of your medical history. Always request that the person who reads your TB skin test to document their findings, with the date it was planted, the date it was read, and the size of induration (if any). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sexually active from april 2011 to may 2012.Today got tested for HIV rapid immunoconcentration test for HIV 1& HIV 2. Result is non reactive. I'm ok?
Pt in Kuwait, low risk sex activity. PCR equivocal. Repeating. Other tests neg. his question is this test done the same US, Germany, London,test +/-?
Depends: PCR is very specific and sensitive, but all tests have a false positive rate, and for PCR, the number is very small. I don't think it should matter where the test is redone as long as the technique is the same or similar ...Read more
Tuberculosis vaccinated, TB test positive...Will my ANA be positive because of TB test positive due to vaccine?
Y HIV testing have diff windows for same test across diff orgs-CDC,WHO,BASHH. within US some states follow diff window for conclusive results. Even docs on healthtap have diff opinion, Y? Who correct?
Risk of disease: If you are talking about life insurance, they are interested in evidence of risk for early death. Testing for evidence of tabacco use, hiv/aids, elevated lipidis/cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure are common. You may still be able to get insurance, but the rates will be higher. ...Read more
Physical exam should: Ideally confirm the patient's history; so if you list herpes or exposure to it (or concern about it), the doc should include that in his/her exam. All info is confidential, so don't be afraid to confide your concerns/ problems to doc so (s)he can give you very thorough exam. ...Read more
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