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Which types of tests are there for cancer screening?

Which types of tests are there for cancer screening?

Many: It depends on which cancer you are looking for; there isn't just one test for all cancers. At your age, 30, the only cancer screening test recommended for all women is a pap test every 3 years. For a complete list of recommendations by age/gender (if you have an ipad/ipod/ipad is see the prevention checklist 2013 app. ...Read more

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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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How many different types of HIV antibody tests are there?

How many different types of HIV antibody tests are there?

Probably 4.: There are 4 known ways of testing for HIV and probably more being developed. Initial testing is by elisa (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay), and if positive, confirmed by western blot or immunofluorescence assay (ifa). Less often, nucleic acid testing can help in diagnosis, but can be inconclusive due to insufficient sample, so another is collected and tested. ...Read more

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What are different types of pregnancy tests?

What are different types of pregnancy tests?

Urine or blood: Most common approaches to diagnosing pregnancy would be with a urine pregnancy test (over the counter or in a doctor's office), or a blood specimen pregnancy test (requires a blood draw and ordered by your doctor). Keep in mind that urine testing, which is the most common, can take up to 2 wks after a missed period to turn positive. ...Read more

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What types of things could return false positives in STD testing?

What types of things could return false positives in STD testing?

Lupus, old age...: False-positive syphilis screens are common in older folks and especially in lupus; that's why we follow up. The herpes antibody blood tests are notoriously unreliable. Interpreting microbiology smears requires expertise; i once had to defend a bogus "child abuse" case in which a pediatrician mistook chickenpox for gonorrhea based on his ignorance interpreting a lab test. ...Read more

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Are there different types of pregnancy tests?

Are there different types of pregnancy tests?

Pregnancy Testing: Yes. There are urine and there are blood tests. It is always best to follow the instructions on the product your buy as to when you test and what urine you use (i.e. First urine in the morning is a common recommendation). ...Read more

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What are the types of STDs or stis?

What are the types of STDs or stis?

Bacterial or viral: Bacterial- curable - gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, viral- non curable- hpv, herpes, hiv, hepatitis. ...Read more

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What kinds of diagnostic tests are there for detecting cancer?

What kinds of diagnostic tests are there for detecting cancer?

Many/Varied tests: There are many diagnostic tests which we can use depending on your symptoms. There are blood tests, tumor markers, imaging studies to localise the Cancer to a specific organ and a biopsy to determine what kind of cancer there is. For healthy people we use Screening tests fro early detection(asymptomatic people). These tests are also organ specific(like mammography for Breast cancer, Colonoscopy fo ...Read more

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Are there kinds of different tests for different autoimmune diseases?

Are there kinds of different tests for different autoimmune diseases?

Yes: And the variety and complexity of these tests is increasing rapidly as we learn more about the immune system. ...Read more

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Is chlamydia affect the results of other STDs tests as sphilyis ?

Is chlamydia affect the results of other STDs tests as sphilyis ?

Independent results: Hi Mohamed, STD testing shows each infection independently, no need to worry that the test result for one is changing another. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there other types of tests for syphilis besides blood?

Is there other types of tests for syphilis besides blood?

Yes: If syphilis of the brain is suspected, we will check the cerebrospinal fluid. And sadly, sometimes syphilis is diagnosed only at autopsy, after it has produced its terrible long-term effects. Thankfully, nowadays this is uncommon. ...Read more

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Which std's are included in standard STD screening tests?

Which std's are included in standard STD screening tests?

STD screening: Chlamydia & gonorrhea if you are a sexually active woman, especially with multiple partners & condoms were not used. Same for men especially those who have sex with men. Screen for syphilis if "sore" is present. HPV test if female over age 30. HIV at least once & yearly if at risk (multiple partners, test +ve for Chlamydia or gonorrhea or IV drug user) Same for syphilis & hepatitis ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for Genital herpes?

What are some of the tests for Genital herpes?

The tests for Genital herpes include:: Viral culture, Herpes culture, Herpes simplex 1 and 2 IgG and IgM, Herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 DNA, HSV 1 and 2 type specific antibodies, HSV antigen detection dfa. ...Read more

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What are signs of HPV the STD ?

HPV: Many woman do not have not signs or symptoms with hpv. Hpv is a family of viruses, if you have the right one, you could have genital warts. ...Read more

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Whats the syphilis testing window period? And how many type of tests there are?

90 days: Regarding the window period, if you may have been exposed to syphilis less than 3 months ago (window period) and get tested for syphilis, there is a risk of a false negative. There are many types of syphilis tests, including a rapid HIV-syphilis test and a rapid test for syphilis, both for use at the point of care. Most tests for syphilis are looking for antibodies. ...Read more

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Celiac disease screening involves what kinds of tests?

Celiac disease screening involves what kinds of tests?

Bloodwork: Celiac disease is usually screened for (in the right patient) with blood tests. Depending on the results of these blood tests, you may be referred to a gastroenterologist to get a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. You have to be on a regular diet (not gluten-free!) for these tests to be valid. ...Read more

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All types of pregnancy symptoms?

All types of pregnancy symptoms?

Positive preg test : If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for HPV?

What are some of the tests for HPV?

The tests for HPV include:: Skin biopsy, Anoscopy, Pap smear, HPV DNA, HPV genotypes 16 and 18, HPV hybrid capture 2, HPV typing in situ, Surepath and HPV panel, Surepath Pap smear with ASCUS, Surepath Pap smear with HPV, Surepath Pap smear with HPV and gonorrhea and chlamydia, Thin prep Pap and HPV II, Thin prep Pap with HPV and gonorrhea and chlamydia, Thinprep Tis and HPV. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections can be viral, bacterial or caused by protozoa. They are ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

A sexually transmitted disease is an infection which is ...Read more