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What prenatal paternity test can be done in the last trimester?

What prenatal paternity test can be done in the last trimester?

Several: The presumed father can provide DNA through a blood sample or cheek swab. The only non-invasive, and thus, safest, way to get a sample from the baby before birth is from a blood sample of the mother. The baby's DNA is present in varying amounts beginning as early as the 8th week of pregnancy. Google The American Pregnancy Association for more info. ...Read more

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Had d&c first cycle came exactly 4 weeks later now 2 cycle is three days late feeling nauseaus yet pg test shows neg ?

Had d&c first cycle came exactly 4 weeks later now 2 cycle is three days late feeling nauseaus yet pg test shows neg
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May have tested too: Soon. Home pregnancy tests start turning positive 7-10 days after a missed period. You may repeat the test in a week or see your doctor for a more sensitive blood test. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about the harmony prenatal test?

What can you tell me about the  harmony prenatal test?

Easy and effective: Blood is drawn from the mother. Fetal dna cells are extracted and tested. This is a noninvasive way of screening for genetic disorders like down syndrome in high risk mothers. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a drug test in two days, what works best at gnc?

What to do if I have a drug test in two days, what works best at gnc?

Nothing: There is nothing commercially available that will help you beat a drug test, and no ethical physician would or should tell you even if there were. What to do is to not use illicit drugs when such use puts you at risk - this is the definition of having a drug problem. Modern methods of drug testing will detect pretty much every potential technique for beating it. See your health professional. ...Read more

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Is there a test or scale for measuring depression?

Is there a test or scale for measuring depression?

Yes, several: Several 'screening measures' are online. It doesn't replace a real Dx Eval but can be useful. Mostly for sincerely worried young people who discover that they don't make the first cut - but it you exaggerate at all - it might be hard to get a true answer. A visit to an expert is better for an evaluation. http://psych.med.nyu.edu/patient-care/screening-tests/depression-screening-test ...Read more

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How do you test your carpet to see if it emits toxic fumes?

How do you test your carpet to see if it emits toxic fumes?

Carpet Toxins: Contact the environmental health center - dallas for a full evaluation of your home and its contents. They have many ways of testing for numerous environmental toxins. ...Read more

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I had 105 multifocal pvcs on my last holter test. If these pvcs are bad and can trigger deadly arrythmias why isnt my dr worried?

I had 105 multifocal pvcs on my last holter test. If these pvcs are bad and can trigger deadly arrythmias why isnt my dr worried?

Maybe they're not: While this holter is "abnormal, " it is entirely possible to have 105 pvcs and have no abnormal prognosis from the condition. Factors determining the safety of pvcs are the number (you have very few - 105 of 80, 000 beats or so, if it was a 24hr holter), the "coupling interval" and the probable location of the pvcs as well as certain baseline ekg characteristics. ...Read more

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I have a smear test thursday no period for 14 months been bleeding after intercourse and it's so painful now watery discharge and abdominal pain?

I have a smear test thursday  no period for 14 months been bleeding after intercourse and it's so painful now watery discharge and abdominal pain?

Needs evaluation: Bleeding with pain and discharge is of some concern for an infection, which would require evaluation, culture tests, and treatment with antibiotics. Please discuss this with your doctor soon. ...Read more

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