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What tests are done for prostatitis?

What tests are done for prostatitis?

History and Exam: Symptoms guide the diagnosis of prostatitis. When the prostate swells it triggers irritation to the bladder. Urgency/frequency of urination and a variable stream are the norm. Pain typically involves the tip of the penis, groins, testicles, low back and perineum. Urine tests may be done, but not always. Treatment with antibiotics, nsaids, prostate relaxation and bladder calming meds can fix it. ...Read more

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What tests are done to check for celiac? Stool test. Blood test? Specific test?

What tests are done to check for celiac? Stool test. Blood test? Specific test?

Several available: You can go through a two stage screening process.Celiac disease is an exaggerated form of gluten intolerance and may be suspected based on blood tests: elevated ttg-iga, if IgA deficient - ttg-igg.If the blood tests are suggestive an intestinal biopsy to study the cell changes is confirmatory. ...Read more

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What blood tests are there for urology prostate uses?

What blood tests are there for urology prostate uses?

The PSA & fPSA : Most men are screened with a psa blood test. This test is specific for the prostate but not specific for prostate cancer . It may be elevated by infection, inflammation or benign enlargement. The free psa fraction (fpsa) helps identify men at higher risk for cancer. Perhaps most important is to get a psa at age 40 or 45 as a baseline and then to be able to track changes (psa velocity) over time. ...Read more

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Is fasting required for a urine drug test?

Is fasting required for a urine drug test?

No certainly not: at most don't over DRINK fluids. The test is invalidated if the urine is too diluted. Normal intake is fine. ...Read more

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Are there age restrictions for an angiogram test?

Are there age restrictions for an angiogram test?

No: An angiogram is a minimally invasive examination of the blood vessesl used to make a diagnosis or treat a problem diagnosed by prior noninvasive studies. It can be performed on any age as long as there are indication and the risks of the procedure outweigh any the risks. ...Read more

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How accurate are STD urine tests for men?

How accurate are STD urine tests for men?

GC & Chlamydia: Very accurate for gonorrhea and chlamydia, but not used for most other infections. ...Read more

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Why would urine be used to test for HIV and not blood? How accurate is urine for testing for hiv?

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

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What are serum prolaxtin tests for infertility?

What are serum prolaxtin tests for infertility?

Prolactin?: Do you mean prolactin? It's a pituitary hormone that, when elevated, can cause ovulatory dysfunction in females. ...Read more

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What is more credible test for prostate? A blood test or to see urologist for a rectum test?

What is more credible test for prostate? A blood test or to see urologist for a rectum test?

Use these together: The blood test you are referring to is the PSA which measures a chemical more commonly released by an inflammed or cancerous prostate. The urologist will feel the prostate through the rectum (not a big deal;) and can tell whether it is enlarged, nodular or asymetrical which can be suspicious for cancer. These two tests alone answer only part of the question and should be taken together. ...Read more

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Do doctors test for marijuana at a standard physical urine test?

Do doctors test for marijuana at a standard physical urine test?

No: The regular urine test doesn't.It is also my understanding that you need to sign a personal authorization to do such a screening test or it would be illegal/unethical. ...Read more

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Are RNA tests accurate for testing for HIV?

Are RNA tests accurate for testing for HIV?

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 more

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What tests are given for utis?

What tests are given for utis?

Urinalysis: Any urgent or a primary care office should carry out a quick urine dip to determine an uti. An official test would be a urine culture which takes longer. Otherwise your clinical symptoms such as burning, frequency, urgency, chills, fever and hestinancy would increase likelihood. ...Read more

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What blood tests should be done to check for arthritis(all types)&rheumatic pain?Please list all tests needed&would taking Penicilin influence results

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

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What tests test for infertility?

What tests test for infertility?

Many : You should see your obgyn, your husband( hopefully you are married at your age if you are trying to get preg) should ahve a semen ananlysis and your obgyn needs to do an exam on you with cultures and an ultrasound and determine if you are ovulating or not, and other tests can be done after that like tubal hsg, etc. ...Read more

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Can bronchoprovocation tests only check for asthma?

Can bronchoprovocation tests only check for asthma?

Depends...: Bronchorovocation tests actually test for bronchospasm which can be present in other diseases besides asthma. Other diseases include some sinus diseases, cystic fibrosis, copd, etc. So, if the test is positive for the presence of bronchospasm, your doctor still needs to consider the whole clinical picture to make the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can bronchoprovocation tests only check for asthma?

Can bronchoprovocation tests only check for asthma?

No : Bronchoprovocation test like a methacholine challenge or mannitol challenge check for bronchial hyper reactivity. However there are only a few diseases that would cause a positive test -- e.g. Asthma, cystic fibrosis, congestive heart failure, allergic rhinitis. Interpreted in the right clinical setting one's doc can figure out the correct diagnosis. ...Read more