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Testing For Toxoplasmosis In Pregnancy
Toxoplasma testing: There arev 2 immunologic tests-igg serum level and igm. The first indicated a possible present or past contact. The latter confirms or rules out a present contact. ...Read more
The baby's risk of becoming infected rises as the pregnancy progresses. With infection with toxoplasmosis in the 1st trimester, the risk that your baby will also be infected is about 15 percent. If infection is in the 2nd trimester, the baby's risk is about 30 percent, and it's 60 percent in the 3rd trimester. Toxoplasmosis infection is more likely to be severe for your ...Read more
See below: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be positive a day before a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. A negative test done too early is not useful. ...Read more
May...: In some places it is a routine to test for the basic STD's again in the third trimester but in general the CDC recommends to repeat testing at that time if there are risk factors that can point to possible active infection.Usually if the pt is younger than 25 y/o,has been recently exposed to STD's,was treated for an STD, or is a high risk for exposure( ex. multiple partners, infected partner, etc) ...Read more
Would a urine PCR test is sufficient for detection of chlamydia trachomatis for women or have a chance for false negative result?
For how long since the risk exposure can HIV remain undetected in anti-body testing and pcr testing?
When tested for hiv, how should a strongly positive ELISA test (index above 7) and a negative western blot be interpreted? What additional testing is required?
Likely negative: This is probably a negative test. If the results haven't changed in a month, then you're definitely not infected. If you don't want to wait that long, you could get a viral load test. An undetectable viral load would be highly reassuring, but i'd still repeat the serology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not...: If a baby is found to have g6pd deficiency on newborn screening, it usually means that the infant actually has it. The test can be falsely negative in certain circumstances, but a positive test is usually accurate. That being said, different states use different tests. I would 1st talk with your pediatrician about this, then they may refer you to hematologist to get guidance on living with g6pd. ...Read more
How accurate are the oraquick hiv in home tests? I performed a test 3,6,9 months post exposure. All negative. Is it accurate as a blood ELISA test?
Oraquick: accurate, but as for every test there is limitation, a positive test means that an antibody against HIV is detected; However more test is needed to confirm it, a negative test does not rule HIV , specially if the test is performed during the window period of HIV detection ( window period: first 6 weeks after HIV infection, when there is not enough antibody is produced for the test to detect it) ...Read more
Are allergic tests for cats definitive? Will the test be done for all for major allergens known in cats?
Depends: There are two materials used for cat allergy testing - hair & skin. Both contain the major cat allergen. Cat skin contains other allergens - especially cat Albumin - not present in cat hair - that sometimes cause allergic symptoms. So if you were tested only with cat hair perhaps you could be retested with cat skin (aka cat epidermal or cat dander). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My torch panel test states Rubella IgG is 15.40 IU/lm and Cytomegalovirus IgG is 132U/ml ? Will there be complication in the pregnancy
IVF test is positive for pregnancy after one PGS tested embryo transfer, what are the odds of the pregnancy going to term with a gestational carrier?
IVF: Congratulations on getting pregnant. Now the journey begins. It is important to find an Obgyn once you are released from the fertility specialist usually in the late first trimester. IVF pregnancies are at greater risk for preterm labor as you mentioned but also many other things. Prenatal care is important to help care for you and your baby ...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
Tested positive on the ELISA test for hsv2, a month later tested negative via western blot 2 years after possible exposure . Which test to believe?
Both!: ELISA is very sensitive and sometimes gives a false positive. Interfering substances in serum can make the test look positive. On the other hand, Western Blot is very specific. It does not light up unless you really have antibodies to HSV. So, both tests were "right" , but the Western blot indicates that you do not have the antibody to HSV and have not been exposed. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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