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Testing For Cmv
Yes, but...: The HIV RNA tests are checking for the presence of certain parts of HIV. When positive, it can give us an idea of how much HIV is present. Most of the time, when positive, it highly suggests HIV infection. However, in rare instances, there can be false positive tests, which mean that a positive test may represent something else, not HIV. Thus, the best test for HIV is a standard HIV antibody test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally not: Some clinics will test herpes 1 and 2 prior to doing ivf. We do not because it does not effect the procedure or outcome of ivf. It does however effect the mode of delivery and if you have an active genital herpes infection then delivery would need to be by c/s. Hope this helps. ...Read more
No: All of these viruses are detected by individual blood tests. A separate one is needed for each. ...Read more
18 yr old female, very low risk. Tested positive for HCV antibody, negative for quantitative RNA test. Further testing necessary? My physician said no
Assays.: These diseases are tested by assays that test for viral antigen or antibodies. Specific diagnosis is made by the detection of hav-specific IgM antibodies in the blood, which are only present in the blood after an acute hepatitis a infection. If igg antibody is in the blood, the acute stage of the illness is past and the person is immune to further infection. The igg is also seen in vaccination. ...Read more
Viral cultures, etc: This form of infection is usually asymptomatic and is acquired at birth by passage through the birth canal or after birth by maternal milk. CMV can cause protracted interstitial pneumonia in premature infants. The diagnosis is mostly done by tissue and peripheral blood leukosytes. These can take weeks. Other tests, like urine and saliva are not reliable, and ab titers can take 4 weeks. ...Read more
18 yr old female, very low risk. Tested positive for HCV antibody, negative for quantitative RNA test 6 months ago. Further testing necessary now?
Which one is better cmia or ELISA for HCV testing? Tested positive for HCV by ELISA and negative by cmia.
How accurate are IGG blood test for herpes for person never having an outbreak? Partner tested positive for hsv2.
It depends...: The HSV IgG blood tests are good but not perfect. With the most common test (HerpeSelect®), strong positive (HSV2 index 3.5 or more) is proof of infection, regardless of symptoms. Negative (under 0.9) also is conclusive. Index >1.1 is officially positive, but many results 1.1-3.5 are false. Other IgG tests less well studied. Such uncertainties are why HSV blood tests often are controversial. ...Read more
Can LGV Chlamydia be detected by the Quest lab antibody test that checks for L2 igM igA igG for C. Trachamatis. Is this accur. For LGV at 5 months. ?
Accurate, but why?: Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is caused primarily by a particular type of chlamydia, called L2. The Quest test is very accurate; a negative result 5 months after exposure or possible symptoms is strong evidence against LGV. But why be tested? Symptoms? Partner w/ possible LGV? In the US, LGV occurs almost entirely in gay men; there have been few or no cases in women for the past half century. ...Read more