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Dr. Scott Lindquist
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Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection (Definition)

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


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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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Blood test positive for tb. Symtoms free. Should i take meds.?

Blood test positive for tb. Symtoms free. Should i take meds.?

Need evaluation: You need to have a chest x-ray prior to considering treatment. If your PPD or blood test is a new conversion and/or your chest x-ray has findings, you will likely need treatment. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can all europeans test positive for tuberculosis on the TB skin test because europeans get a vaccine for it?

Can all europeans test positive for tuberculosis on the TB skin test because europeans get a vaccine for it?

No: If you get bcg (tb vaccine) you can get false positive PPD for up to 4 years. A blood test quantiferon will differentiate false positives from true positives. ...Read more

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Mandatory test for aids in hospital work?

Mandatory test for aids in hospital work?

Varies: Generally the answer is yes, but this may vary by the state (there are laws prohibiting this in some), and by the hospital. Also may depend upon the nature of the work. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Confirmatory test: You should get a confirmatory test. See this site for information and ask your doctor for a treponemal antibody test. Consult this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/syphilis-tests ...Read more

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Why would someone born in india get a false positive on a PPD TB test?

Why would someone born in india get a false positive on a PPD TB test?

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

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For the experts - might testing for my blood group also test if i'm HIV positive/negative?

For the experts - might testing for my blood group also test if i'm HIV positive/negative?

No: Tests for blood groups and HIV are very different. Blood group and HIV can be tested from the same blood sample, but before doing test for HIV you would be asked for your consent to do the test for hiv. ...Read more

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Im willing to pay for herpes specific serology testing?

Im willing to pay for herpes specific serology testing?

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

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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?

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 more

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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 +/-?

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

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Tuberculosis vaccinated, TB test positive...Will my ANA be positive because of TB test positive due to vaccine?

Tuberculosis vaccinated, TB test positive...Will my ANA be positive because of TB test positive due to vaccine?

No: There is no cross reaction between them. By the way, up to 5% of normal individuals may test positive to ANA test, usually at low titer. ...Read more

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What they test for in a drug test for insurance?

What they test for in a drug test for insurance?

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

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College student health service. I am wondering if exam includes a test for genital herpes?

College student health service. I am wondering if exam includes a test for genital herpes?

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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Tuberculosis (Definition)

A potentially serious infectious bacterial disease that mainly affects the lungs, but can ...Read more