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I'm getting a serology test to check my immunity before I go on work placement. Can I ask them to check for STDs in the same test?

I'm getting a serology test to check my immunity before I go on work placement. Can I ask them to check for STDs in the same test?

No: The work placement tests for communicable diseases that you can pass on by ordinary contact such as talking to people or even shaking hands. Sexually transmitted disease, for which std stands for, are not included in the category of ordinary contact. It would take considerable more contact to pick those up and thus, are generally not included in pre-employment panel. ...Read more

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I had sex with a woman without condom on the dateof 19 august 2011 I take a test serology test after 3 month?

I had sex with a woman without condom on the dateof 19 august 2011 I take a test serology test after 3 month?

What's the question: Yes, you should have been tested at 2 wks and then at regular intervals. Many would say you are highly likely to be free of disease if you are negative in 3 mos. Others would test to 6 mos. But august of 2011 is far removed. ...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 received blood test results with high alp results. Doctor is now testing for hep b serology & hep c serology. Are they checking if I have hep b or c? Was told its checking something about the vac

I received blood test results with high alp results. Doctor is now testing for hep b serology & hep c serology. Are they checking if I have hep b or c? Was told its checking something about the vac

Alk phos, right?: Alkaline phosphatase is often above normal in certain healthy folks who've eaten recently. Its lone elevation in a healthy person seldom leads to discovery of significant illness. If your transaminases are up also, it's time to look for hep b and c, and also hemochromatosis, wilson's, and autoimmune hepatitis. ...Read more

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I had sex without condom so should I take a test serology test after 3 month?

I had sex without condom so should I take a test serology test after 3 month?

6 mo: Best is to have your partner tested, if he s HIV negative no reason to test yourself. If there is no way to find him check urself now and again in 6 months. ...Read more

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I had sex with a woman without condom on the dateof 19 august 2011 I take a test serology test after 3 month?

What's the question: Yes, you should have been tested at 2 wks and then at regular intervals. Many would say you are highly likely to be free of disease if you are negative in 3 mos. Others would test to 6 mos. But august of 2011 is far removed. ...Read more

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I had sex with a woman without condom on the dateof 19 august 2011 I take a test serology test HIV 1&2 after?

I had sex with a woman without condom on the dateof 19 august 2011 I take a test serology test HIV 1&2 after?

Yes: If you are asking whether you should be tested for HIV antibody, if you were infected n august 2011 your test will overwhelmingly be positive. Most current testing includes HIV types 1 & 2. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: influenza on serology test (elisa)?

What is the definition or description of: influenza on serology test (elisa)?

Unreliable test: Refers to a test that determines the presence of antibodies against the influenza virus. It has a very inconsistent sensitivity rate, and can potentially read a negative result in a patient that actually does have the flu. Superceded by molecular techniques that are more accurate but expensive to administer. ...Read more

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I'm getting a serology test to check my immunity before I go on work placement. Can I ask them to check for STDs in the same test?

No: The work placement tests for communicable diseases that you can pass on by ordinary contact such as talking to people or even shaking hands. Sexually transmitted disease, for which std stands for, are not included in the category of ordinary contact. It would take considerable more contact to pick those up and thus, are generally not included in pre-employment panel. ...Read more

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Does an aids serology test only look for the aids virus or does it look to see if you are HIV positive?

Does an aids serology test only look for the aids virus or does it look to see if you are HIV positive?

Confusion: There is no such thing as the aids virus - there never was. The virus is HIV - human immunodeficiency virus. If you're hiv+, you have hiv. Aids (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is the condition resulting from HIV - your immune system is so weakened that you are susceptible to opportunistic infections and get other health problems. So, serology is for HIV viral load and its target, cd 4 cells. ...Read more

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Could taking certain medication (Albuterol, Flovent, Buspar) effect Syphilis Serology test results?

Highly unlikely: The initial tests for syphilis are screening tests which are quite sensitive but may be non-specific. If these are negative it is not going to be from medications you are taking. If positive they are almost always followed up with more specific testing to be sure that they were not biologically false-positive results. ...Read more

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I had an IGG serology test that came back positive for HSV1 & negative for HSV2.How can I find out if its oral or genital? I've never had an outbreak.

HSV1 stands for oral: While HSV2 stands for the genital form, you don't need to have an outbreak, those antibodies mean that you were exposed, disease can spread even if the sores aren't present ...Read more