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Treatment For Sperm Clumping Or Agglutination
For sperm with dna fragmentation, can it be due to the spermatogonial stem cells having DNA fragmentation from external factors?
If to use a microarray for genetic research. prostate fluid and semen are completely different? semen would interfere with the results i'm sure of?
For ivf, can sperm be separted from the semen to avoid possible HIV infection? What are the chances of infection for a undet. Vr?
Infectious mononucleosis test involves testing for antibodies in the blood so it is an immunological test?
Yes: Both the screen and the sometimes-used confirmatory test are easy immunotests. Wishing you a speedy recovery. ...Read more
HIV 1&2 antibody production can get delayed by factors like immunity, medications, other diseases, treatments etc..Same is applicable to P24 antigens?
Conclusive at 4 wk: Your opening statement is mistaken: HIV antibody development is NOT delayed by any known immune problems, medications, etc. The antibody-only HIV tests always are conclusive by 6-8 weeks after exposure. If somehow antibody were delayed, p24 antigen would appear sooner, not later. The Ag-Ab (4th generation) HIV tests therefore are ALWAYS 100% conclusive any time 4 weeks or more after catching HIV. ...Read more
What is the reason for a CD4 / cd30 dual positive cell count in a cutaneous lymphoma panel? What does 53% & 2400 absolute count of these cells signal?
Biomarkers in blood: If your blood had a flow cytometry test showing expression of both markers, CD4 and CD30, and you have a lump or lymphadenopathy,then the hemeonc is looking for involvement of blood with T cell lymphomas that contain both markers.Transformed Mycosis Fungoides, spread of cutaneous anaplastic lymphoma which are often CD4+CD30+, or systemic ALCL going to blood could be reasons.Ask hemeonc about above ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When a Lab does a test looking for Toxins for an Infectious Disease. How is this done? (method-technique). DNA, Proteins, but what's used for Toxins?
Does stem cell therapy works for william syndrome? If yes which one embroyonic or induced pluripotent cell?
Can nonoxynol-9 result in vaginal inflammation and higher white blood cell count in vaginal discharge? Or is WBC count only related to infection?
Is there a blood test to confirm idiopathic urticaria & sensitivity to one's own tissues? Or should one try Xolair directly without blood tests?
No blood tests.: Idiopathic urticaria is due to an unknown mechanism. There is no testing to confirm the diagnosis. A complete blood count is often completed to rule out other causes, but no allergy testing or autoantibodies are needed. Xolair has proven to be an effective treatment for IU that has failed convention treatments. No pretesting is needed to use this medication for urticarial. ...Read more
Antibodies and antigens usually attach to the cells? Any and every infectious disease and or pathogen get created into a antibody an antigen? Explain
Yes: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuction, isolated and concentrated in tissue culture. Early reports suggest significant improvement in neurological, autoimmune and organ functions. Many more mscs in fat than bone marrow making ad-msc the center of most research now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What techniques are used in clinical research to detect hpv infection in men assuming no visible wart? Is sperm genotyping effective method?
Chlamydia-will oral or anal type show up in a urine sample or is there a different test for those types?
In case of prostate infection, what is the specimen type that should be used for PCR testing? Is specimen taken by urethral swab suitable?
Usually not: Expressed prostatic secretions are the gold standard. ...Read more
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