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Test For Trichomoniasis
Not necessarily: A specific HIV test has to be ordered by the doctor. Usually the doctor will inform the patient (or ask permission) before doing an HIV test, so if there was no discussion about it, most likely the test wasn't done. OTOH, everyone tested for STDs should also be tested for HIV, but different doctors and clinics have different policies, however. Call the office and ask directly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
13Days after sex if i test for a 10 panel STD test of chlamydia gonorea syphilis etc will test results be acurate ?
No.: How will you be testing for these agents? Some require culture, some depend on antibody production, some use DNA technology. Tests dependent on antibody production are not likely to turn positive in two weeks. It would be preferable to see your doctor for the correct choice of tests. ...Read more
A rare testing error: A false positive occurs when the test is wrong. The chlamydia tests in current use are accurate about 99% of the time. ...Read more
Girlfriend tested positive for gonorrhoea and chlamydia I only did for gonorrhoea chlamydia test came negative is that possible? She cheated once
It happens: You may have been lucky, or she may have other outlets. In the future consider condom use with any encounter, whether she or anyone else you connect with is on the pill.Condoms can reduce your risk of STD's but it does not eliminate it. ...Read more
Many : You should see your obgyn, your husband( hopefully you are married at your age if you are trying to get preg) should ahve a semen ananlysis and your obgyn needs to do an exam on you with cultures and an ultrasound and determine if you are ovulating or not, and other tests can be done after that like tubal hsg, etc. ...Read more
Sampling of trich: Well trich can be 'tricky' if I can make such a pun. The issue could be with the quality of the testing... so if your male partner is testing negative, it might be that either a) he didn't have it or b) the sample collected was not sufficient. It could also be that in your case c) perhaps it wasn't trich. I've seen that on rare occasions. Best thing to do is talk to your doc- maybe a couples visit ...Read more
If negative tests for bv, chlamydia, mycoplasma, ureaplasma, herpes, syphilis, gonorrea, trichomonas, hiv, what can be causes of cervicitis/urethritis?
assume, a man has lgv and test only
c.Trachomatis IgG or c.Trachomatis pcr, should result come positive for chlamydia?
Rough disease: The diagnosis of lymphogranuloma venereum is primarily clinical. If my labs were equivocal or even nonsupportive but i was concerned that i had it, i would undergo the full, long course of treatment. I'd be interested in hearing from the infectious disease folks as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long are specimens good for additional reliable testing? Doctor ordered chlamydia/gc test and 6days later ordered a trich test using same specimen
Preservatives: The lab doing the testing would let your dr. Know if the specimen was outdated. Often, preservatives can be introduced in the specimen as well, making it viable for future testing. If the lab did not have a problem with adding the test, than all is fine. ...Read more
Can RPR test for syphilis give false negative?If syphilis is highly suspected should I retest for it ?
Prozone effect: False (-) in RPR syphilis testing occurs when there is a prozone effect. Why? It's because the concentration of syphilis antibodies is so high, it interferes with the antigen-antibody interactions that result in a (+) reaction. A false (-) result can also occur during primary syphilis since not enough time has passed to allow high enough antibody levels for a (+) reaction to occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer