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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
Tests are accurate: If you have the right tests theses are quite accurate.You should discuss with your doctor who ordered the tests, because he knows your clinical history and will be able to explain the results to you.I can not answer without knowing the tests which were done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Bloods taken at clinic, sent off to lab and then a few days. Negative. Do these tests look for antigens? For HIV
Not necessarily: The laboratory will only test the blood for the items ordered by your doctor. If an HIV test is not ordered, the lab will not test for HIV. If you have any concern, you may ask your doctor for the HIV test. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What blood tests should be done to check for arthritis(all types)&rheumatic pain?Please list all tests needed&would taking Penicilin influence results
Not enough room: 400 characters won't list the labs that a mediocre rheumatologist in a fishing expedition could order. What I can tell you is that no specialty has more labs, and perhaps depends on them less, than rheumatology when it comes to making decisions about management. Penicillin won't affect them. Hoping you get a proper diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more
Why do so many doctors on Health Tapp recommend NAAT tests for HIV testing when HIV professionals recommend the 4th gen test as a better test.
It depends...: You need to read the context of each question. Which test is "better" depends on the clinical situation. Indeed 4th generation (antigen/antibody) tests usually are sufficient and should be the usual recommendation. But NAAT for HIV RNA or DNA (in addition to antibody testing) is proper when the risk is especially high or if there is clinical suspicion of acute retroviral syndrome (ARS). ...Read more
Not all.: At baylor college of medicine, we are privileged to have one of the preeminent genetics departments in the United States, so our amniocentesis results are all obtained in-house. Most practices, however, do need to send the amniotic fluid specimens they collect to outside genetics laboratories. Keep in mind that tests such as sequenom's maternit21 will render amniocenteses obsolete pretty soon. ...Read more
Basic two: Rheumatoid factor (rf) and cyclic citrinullated peptide (ccp) are the two tests that help confirm a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. Other tests are done to measure inflammation, determine which drugs may be used, etc. Note: the rf and ccp only help confirm the diagnosis. The presence of an antibody does not definitively make the diagnosis. Also, persons may have RA and be rf and ccp negative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is considered a positive result for the SM antibody for SLE? My Ana 1:320 but DNA was negative. So many blood tests for SLE diagnosis!!
Why would urine be used to test for HIV and not blood? How accurate is urine for testing for hiv?
Blood is optimal: Blood tests are more sensitive, but antibodies are also present in the urine and collecting urine specimen is easier than collecting blood. Oral fluid can also be tested for HIV antibody. A positive urine screening test, like a blood screening test would need confirmatory testing, generally by testing blood. Urine can be used for confirmatory testing but a negative result may not be reliable. ...Read more
Home tests: I have not heard of those tests being reliable or not so it is best to see your healthcare worker for testing. ...Read more
Tested negative for HIV combo after 7years. Are there separate tests for aids ? My test was only for HIV and not aids will my test check aids also?
Rest easy: AIDS is advanced form of HIV infection. You are HIV negative at 7 years after exposure, you do not have HIV nor AIDS. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Would a CBC at Hospital
Dermatology (Most countries)
include Anti-body Test for DLE which is also testing for SLE all at once in one Blood test?
Cerebrovascular: Mra's, carotid dopplers, and carotid computed tomographic angiograms provide the structural backdrop for assessing the cerbrovasculature. ...Read more
Do follow up testing need for exposure person after pep if the source person is HIV rapid test and HIV duo test negative?
Days: Chlamydia is very easy to transmit and very easy to detect with current tests. Within a few days of exposure, the recipient could have a positive test because of an active infection.. ...Read more
How long after exposure can u test for hepatitis ; syphilis, HIV for a retest if the first test was negative ..for repeat test?
STD screening: It depends on the tests. The routine most common tests would be: Syphilis: six weeks after exposure unless a visible sore appears sooner. There are three common Hepatitis viruses. Probably twelve weeks is a good standard for them. HIV is twelve to twenty- four weeks unless you have access to the RNA test and then that is 21 days post exposure. ...Read more