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What All Do They Test For When They Draw Blood From You When You're Prgnant
Many things: The usual prenatal blood tests may include: blood type with antibody screen, rubella status, hepatitis screen, HIV status, thyroid function test, hemoglobin level, syphillis serology, tetra test (or quad or penta test) for genetic anomaly risk assessment, and gestational diabetes screen. Dedending on these test results and other medical conditions, more tests may well be indicated. ...Read more
For obgyn: do you generaly test for MRSA in a pre natal blood screening that is drawn on the first visit?
No: No blood test for MRSA except for culture. ...Read more
Is the HPV test a separate test from the test for other STDs? Will drawing blood be required if I only want to find out if I have HPV?
Yes: Each of the dozen or more diseases that can pass sexually are found through separate testing. Some of the more common ones are bunched and ordered at the same time. Some can be done on a concentrated urine test or vaginal swab. Others require blood tests.HPV can sometimes be diagnosed by exam (wart strain) but serum tests for antibodies to various strains are also available. ...Read more
Had blood drawn in accra to test for malaria. Am I at risk for contracting HIV fromneedle? They did not inject anything. Only drew blood.
No: If proper technique was used, you should be fine. ...Read more
I'm getting blood drawn in the morning but I drink alcohol last night blood test for my medicine that I take?
Me and a csw tested negative at one year post exposure. Tested 4th gen duo rapid test and blood draw 4th gen duo with reflex. Are we conclusive?
If tests negative: Use condoms and always protect yourself.Get a more detailed answer ›
Blood draw from clinic, had to take sample myself to another clinic only 15 minute drive. Vaccutainer test tube was in my car room temperature Clinic checked sample said would be good for 2days and is okay Would it effect hiv test accuracy?
No effect: Another OCD driven question. This does not affect HIV test reliability. And obviously the clinic would not mislead you. I think it's time for you to stop asking about such details of HIV testing or about your compulsive testing. You are unlikely to think of anything that will make a difference, and you can accurately predict the answer you will get. Get the counseling you need and move on. ...Read more
I recently got a Herpes QN Real time PCR test through Quest Diagnostics in my town. (blood draw) the results came back <100 for both hsv1 & hsv2. Wh?
42 years old, 42 days since my last period, blood draw last week was negative for pregnancy. What gives? Blood test showed I'm not even close to menopause and I've not been under any kind of stress that could potentially affect my cycle. I've always had
Reasons: Reasons for a missed period besides pregnancy are stress, poor diet, extreme exercise, weight loss, hormone imbalance such as with thyroid disorders or polycystic ovarian syndrome and even peri-menopause if you are older. If you continue to have an irregular period, you should call your doctor to discuss. ...Read more
Indirectly: Most people with gallbladder disease will not have any lab abnormalities. However, some of the complications of gallbladder disease may be detected by blood tests. These include common bile duct stones which can block the liver and cause liver enzyme elevation, pancreatitis which will elevate the amylase and lipase in the blood, and acute cholecystitis which may elevate the white blood cell ct. ...Read more
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Neither: No allergy antibodies in food intolerance. That's what we're looking for with blood and skin testing. So testing can rule-out food allergy in a case of food intolerance. The history and physical examination is usually sufficient to make a diagnosis of food intolerance. If testing is recommended skin testing is much less expensive and perhaps a little more sensitive than blood testing. ...Read more
Blood test!: Leukemias are one of the easiest blood diseases to "rule out" with a simple blood test called a cbc, or complete blood count, and a blood smear. The CBC counts the numbers and types of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. With leukemia, the CBC shows "blasts", which are baby white blood cells. The smear is your blood smeared onto a slide that we look at under the microscope. ...Read more
It depends: It usually consists of a blood count, urinalysis, a general metabolic screen and lipids. Other tests may be added depending on the policy of the company. ...Read more
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