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Testing Urine For St Ds
Here are some ...: In the US, whatever approved by its FDA & marketed is considered to be reasonably safe, effective, & accurate although some frauds may still exist. But in comparison, that is best we can come by due to its highest transparency; of course, nothing is perfect and behind what we know always still hides a lot what we don't know. So, NAAT testing is good enough for daily use. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
I urinated 30 minutes before giving a urine sample for STD testing. Does this reduce effectivness of amp test?
Possible...: How long should one wait to collect urine for testing STD? There is no firm set rule, but it is sensible to wait for 2-4 hairs at least so to let the std-related germs produce enough amount of their metabolic residual for testing; of course, make sure to collect the first (dirty) part of urine, not the midstream. That is why the first part of morning urine is the best specimen for testing STD. ...Read more
I got urethritis last year and since keep STD testing. Neg for gon/chlam 5x! 3 Swab, 2 Urine. Any possible chance I could STILL have them? If so, how?
Stop Testing: If your physician has not prophylactically treated you with Azithromycin and A shot of Ceftriaxone regardless of the test results you need a new physician. Any public health oriented or STD expert will remind you that these tests can be falsely negative. Any sexually active male with these symptoms needs to be treated. ...Read more
Hi. I had unprotected sex 4 days ago and got basic panel testing today, urine and blood. Is it still too early to detect some STDS?
NO: Speak to you doctor , basic panel testing is for STDS Specific tests has to be ordered , besides clinical examination for STDS . ...Read more
Would giving a STD urine sample on Saturday and it not going into the lab till Tuesday affect the testing for a DNA style test? Stored in Refrigerator
Here are some ...: Technically, a fresh specimen is best for testing, but logistically, refrigerating specimen is a common practice if the timing difference in testing result is acceptable. So, ask the local lab for detail and even preference. ...Read more
Std testing and urine sample dr said I have UTI i think is bacterialv I have discomfort and white discharge and I have no STD dr prescribed sulfameth?
Urinary Tract Infect: It sounds like the doctor has put you on a medication to treat a uti. There is nothing else in your statement above that appears to be a question so am not sure what you are really asking for here. It sounds all normal. ...Read more
Can hymen get torn by STD testing?I got contradcting answers.1 doc says a samp from cervix is necessary n 1 more doc says blood n urine test is enough
Can i get an STD test while on my period? Is it normal for a doctor to refuse blood and urine testing to a patient, and only recommend a physical exam
Yes: Testing for STDs can be done while on your period. Some are done on blood drawn from your arm and others on urine or cervical swabs but bleeding does not prevent any of the testing.The only way to know why a physician would want to just do an exam and no blood or urine tests would be to ask that physician. Sorry I can't tell u what the other doctor was thinking. It may have been done to save money ...Read more
Not quite: Urine testing (or vaginal swab) checks for gonorrhea and chlamydia, and blood tests are for syphilis, HIV, and sometimes herpes (HSV) and hepatitis B (depending on risks, symptoms, etc). Testing for HPV (with pap smear), trichomonas, and other vaginal infections requires pelvic exam. By the way, STD and STI are the same thing; there is no difference in meaning between the two abbreviations. ...Read more