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What are changes in results for a serum quantitative hCG measurement for a normal pregnancy?

What are changes in results for a serum quantitative hCG measurement for a normal pregnancy?

Generally: If it is a normal preg the beta HCG should double every 3 days and you should have a normal progesterone, whenever I am following the beta i also get a Progesterone level. ...Read more

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got negative HEP C RNA test (lower limit 15 IU/mL) Oct 16 after year inconclusive antibody results. Treatment, further testing or follow up needed?

got negative HEP C RNA test (lower limit 15 IU/mL) Oct 16 after year inconclusive antibody results. Treatment, further testing or follow up needed?

Hep C negative: This is an extremely good (sensitive) test for the presence of Hepatitis C. Since the test is negative, that means you don't have it. It's possible you HAD it- but your body took care of it and wiped it out. Since your antibody test is weakly positive-this probably happened some time ago, or it could be a false (weakly) positive test that's cross reacting with something else. Would still see MD... ...Read more

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Should I go for antibody test after testing negative for DNA PCR for HIV1&2 after 90 days?

No need: If HIV nucleic acid test as negative at 90 days after exposure, HIV is essentially ruled out and no further testing is needed, unless you have had other exposures. ...Read more

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Should I go for chemiluminescence immunoassay test after testing negative for DNA PCR for HIV1&2 after 90 days?

Should I go for chemiluminescence immunoassay test after testing negative for DNA PCR for HIV1&2 after 90 days?

No: You should be thankful for good health. You should be thankful that you gave and received love, however imperfect it may have been -- human love always is. You should be proud to be a man. You should embrace life and love responsibly. And unless Dad is a total fool, maybe you and he can have another good talk. ...Read more

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How long for test results for chlamydia for men?

How long for test results for chlamydia for men?

One day: The test for chlamydia dna can be completed the same day the specimen is submitted to the lab. ...Read more

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Bloods taken at clinic, sent off to lab and then a few days. Negative. Do these tests look for antigens? For HIV

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 more

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How long would it take for urine test results for pregnancy? And blood work?

How long would it take for urine test results for pregnancy?  And blood work?

Missed period: Usually, by the time a woman misses her period, her pregnancy test already becomes positive. There's not much difference btw urine and serum pregnancy test as far as timing of pregnancy determination. ...Read more

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Taking meds, waiting for test results, BP is 132?

Taking meds, waiting for test results, BP is 132?

Ok. : Not sure what your question is, however systolic blood pressure of 132 after taking meds is likely better than what it was without meds and is at goal of. ...Read more

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What should my blood hCG be at for sucesfil embryo transfer pregnancy?

What should my blood hCG be at for sucesfil embryo transfer pregnancy?

> 5: A serum hCG of over 5 is "positive." The level will be higher depending on how many days after embryo transfer it's checked. Good luck. ...Read more

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Went to the dr for HCG test and it reads, Beta HCG Quantitative Interpretation Negative, what does that mean? I'm 5 weeks pregnant, HCG was 1300.

Went to the dr for HCG test and it reads, Beta HCG Quantitative Interpretation Negative, what does that mean? I'm 5 weeks pregnant, HCG was 1300.

Conflicting results: A BHCG negative means that you are not pregnant. A BHCG of 1300 means that you are early pregnant. Both test results can not be true if they were done on the same day. ...Read more

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6-12-14 beta hCG was 492. Retested on 6-16-14 results were 2428 is the good for a healthg pregnancy?

6-12-14 beta hCG was 492. Retested on 6-16-14 results were 2428 is the good for a healthg pregnancy?

Yes: Beta Hcg is expected to double every 2 days so this appears to be a normal increase. ...Read more