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Doctor insights on: Triple Marker Test Pregnancy

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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Is a four week negative HIV antibody test / negative PCR test reliable?

Is a four week negative HIV antibody test / negative PCR test reliable?

HIV diagnosis: Antibody titers have been reported to be delayed as long as six months, but this is very unusual. A negative pcr for viral RNA is virtually determinative of the absence of infection. ...Read more

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Suspected pregance but nective test results?

Suspected pregance but nective test results?

See below: Please consult this site to see if you have signs of pregnancy, if you do and have missed your period, do a home pregnancy test using first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. You may wish to see your doctor for a blood test and may be ultrasound exam. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-am-i-pregnant. ...Read more

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What does a high positive ANA ifa test and negative choice antibody test mean?

What does a high positive ANA ifa test and negative choice antibody test mean?

See details: I have never heard of a choice antibody test. I positive ANA must be evaluated in the context of the clinical picture. It is a screening test for lupus but can be positive in numerous other diseases and often in people without any disease. ...Read more

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Positive HIV screener test at blood donation... Negative IFA and Negative NAT... False positive?

Positive HIV screener test at blood donation... Negative IFA and Negative NAT... False positive?

Yes: The initial screening test for HIV is very sensitive, but not very specific. The back up screening tests are much more specific for HIV. ...Read more

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If report reads: estrogen reactor weakly positive, progesterone negative, her2 negative &invasive ductal carcinoma. Is this a triple negative cancer?

If report reads: estrogen reactor weakly positive, progesterone negative, her2 negative &invasive ductal carcinoma. Is this a triple negative cancer?

Even a weak ER+: Makes this better prognosis, and depending on other factors (oncotype, size, nodes) invite the use of tamoxifen or Arimidex (anastrozole) or Letrozole after chemo. All triple negative is not the same. Best wishes. ...Read more

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After implantation would a pregnancy test show positive?

After implantation would a pregnancy test show positive?

Too early to tell.: Implantation occurs about 9 days after fertilization. This is usually a bit before your next cycle is to start. Preg test usually turns positive a week or even later after implantation. If your cycle is more than 5 days late then the test is usually positive. No one can tell you exactly what day it turns positive on. Exactly when you ovulated, fertilized and implanted are all estimates. ...Read more

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4 pregnancy test positives (first response early test & ept) today. Also had qualitative blood test today but negative. Could i still be pregnant?

4 pregnancy test positives (first response early test & ept) today. Also had qualitative blood test today but negative. Could i still be pregnant?

What did your doctor: What did the physician caring for you tell you? It is hard here to be asked a question as if you are testing us to know if your physician told you the truth. Either you had a nonviable pregnancy or the tests are incorrect. Your physician who is testing and examining you will know that truth. ...Read more

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Can an HIV antibody screening test be positive but the western blot negative?

Can an HIV antibody screening test be positive but the western blot negative?

Yes: There are 2 reasons for this kind of result: (1) a false positive, or (2) early infection before seroconversion. In someone at low risk for HIV without symptoms, another negative WB in 1 month means there's no infection. In someone at risk or with symptoms of acute infection, a viral load can be helpful. The new 4th generation antigen/antibody tests will eliminate this problem. ...Read more

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Is 12 weeks hiv Elisa negative test accurate?

Is 12 weeks hiv Elisa negative test accurate?

See below: It is good that it is negative but it is too soon to exclude HIV. Get a HIV nucleic acid test and if that is negative at 6 months after exposure that would essentially exclude HIV. 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 more

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Home pregnancy test was positive but blood hCG came back negative. Ob perform a blood test again. Hcg 750 progesterone 21. Why first hCG was negative?

Home pregnancy test was positive but blood hCG came back negative. Ob perform a blood test again. Hcg 750 progesterone 21. Why first hCG was negative?

Lab error: Presuming the first blood pregnancy test was close to the second, one of them had to be a lab error, probably the first one that was negative. If there is any question about the health of the pregnancy, your doctor can follow the bhcg level to see if it is rising appropriately and obtain an ultrasound when the level is high enough.For more info www.Askyourgynecologist.Org. ...Read more

Marker (Definition)

A "marker" is a protein or enzyme that can represent a disease process. Some markers are specific for a particular disease, while ...Read more