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What do you call the screening test in which cells are scraped from the cervix?

What do you call the screening test in which cells are scraped from the cervix?

Pap test: It's called a pap test or pap smear, named after its inventor, dr.Georgios papanikolaou. During a pelvic exam cells are scraped off, then a cytologist puts them on a slide and looks at the them under a microscope. The cytologist looks for cells that appear abnormal -- precancer or cancer cells. ...Read more

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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


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What are the possible parental screening tests available for sickle cell anemia?

What are the possible parental screening tests available for sickle cell anemia?

Hb electrophoresis: Both parents of a child with sickle cell anemia in most instances, but not always should have sickle cell trait. This could be confirmed by a test, 'hemoglobin (hb) electrophoresis'. There is a simple test called 'sickledex' test. But this test does not tell you if you have sickle cell disease or trait. If both parents have trait, each offspring has 25% chance of having a child with disease. ...Read more

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Soft open low cervix and 5 days late with 2 back to back pregnancies 7 negative preg tests should I call my obgyn? No sex in 10 wks Should I worry?

Soft open low cervix and 5 days late with 2 back to back pregnancies 7 negative preg  tests should I call my obgyn? No sex in 10 wks Should I worry?

No: Your cycles can vary from month to month. Given your history of last sexual incident and negative pregnancy test, you are very unlikely to be pregnant. Relax and do some other activity to take your mind off this. best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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What screening test(s) does a gastroenterologist us to determine the diagnosis for colitis and Crohn's disease?

What screening test(s) does a gastroenterologist us to determine the diagnosis for colitis and Crohn's disease?

The first step: is a complete history, physical examination and basic lab tests (Blood Count, Chemistries) There is no BLOOD SCREENING test for these disease. A stool examination may be helpful( testing for occult blood) Routine genetic testing (HLA chromosomes etc) is NOT recomended. The next step for most Gastroenterologists is ENDOSCOPY (Lower and Upper) which can be done in ONE session (painless nowadays) Z ...Read more

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Do I need to have down's screening tests?

Screening can help: There is no requirement for a patient to have an invasive diagnostic test like amniocentesis to determine if a fetus has trisomy 21. However, most OB providers offer the screening test to pregnant women. Both should be accompanied by counseling so that couples can discuss them and the pregnant woman can decide what testing, if any, to undergo. ...Read more

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Which screening tests are don't for women and men?

Which screening tests are don't for women and men?

Many: There are many recommended tests including cholesterol blood tests, colon / breast / cervical cancer screening, tests for depression, obesity, osteoporosis, and abdominal aneurysm. There are other recommendations, too. For a complete list of preventive recommendations by age/gender and risk factors (if you have an ipad/ipod/ipad see the prevention checklist 2013 app. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are psychological screening tests?

Could you tell me what are psychological screening tests?

Many available: There are various tests that measure symptom severity for a variety of diagnoses including depression, several anxiety disorders including ptsd and panic disorder, ocd, add and others. ...Read more

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What screening tests do newborns get?

What screening tests do newborns get?

Blood and hearing : Around 24 hours old babies should have blood drawn for a newborn screen and bilirubin. The newborn screen is a test that looks for genetic and metabolic diseases (the number of diseases tested varies by state). The results usually come back in 3 weeks. The bilirubin will come back in a few hours and is a measure of jaundice in the baby. Newborns also get a hearing test before hospital discharge. ...Read more

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Where can I find a reliable screening test for dementia ?

Where can I find a reliable screening test for dementia ?

See your doctor: The screening tests are not foolproof and need an expert review by someone who sees a lot of dementia...This comes from a dementia expert....So see your family doctor or see a gerontologist, neurologist or geriatric psychiatrist for a more expert opinion. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are annual screening tests for gastrointestinal health?

Can you tell me if there are annual screening tests for gastrointestinal health?

Digital rectal: Exam and testing stool for occult blood. A colonoscopy if over 50, or earlier if having symptoms or a personal history or family history that places you at increased risk for developing polyps or colon cancer. ...Read more

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How long after a possible exposure to hepc and HIV should you get a screening test done?

How long after a possible exposure to hepc and HIV should you get a screening test done?

Hep C and HIV: Would begin testing by antibody at about 2 weeks, but for HIV if you want an immediate answer you can get a pcr for HIV rna. Otherwise you should be tested again at 3 and 6 months. ...Read more

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I took two puffs of marijuana 10 days ago and have never smoked before is that detectable on any screening test?

I took two puffs of marijuana 10 days ago and have never smoked before is that detectable on any screening test?

Very unlikely: Smoking such a small amount will only show up on a blood test for a few hours and on a urine test for a few days at most. A marijuana hair test may detect marijuana use for months but it is unlikely it would be positive with such a tiny amount ingested. ...Read more

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If i store my urine in a plastic sealed bottle and then heat to 90-100 F after 4 days will it pass scrutiny at a urine screening test.

If i store my urine in a plastic sealed bottle and then heat to 90-100 F after 4 days will it pass scrutiny at a urine screening test.

Honesty = best med: Probably not. Why do you want to do that? Why would you have to do that? If they accept an unmonitored collection, that is poor practice on their part. Chain of custody required: samples have to be observed, collected fresh & at body temperature warm to the touch. If this is a prescribed drug by your doctor, report it, so when the test comes back hot, they won't be surprised and they may OK it. ...Read more

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Can you give a list of all cancer screening tests for people who have no present symtoms of cancer, for example, a screening colonoscopy; how often?

Can you give a list of all cancer screening tests for people who have no present symtoms of cancer, for example, a screening colonoscopy; how often?

Only a few exist: Problem: cancer SLOW but usually, except for skin, DETECTED LATE. Thus bigger issue: realize that catching/stopping cancer is a key immune system function (controlled from brain), avoid foods which drive cancer (sugars), stay thin & keep up on science. Proven for men: check skin, mouth, thyroid & lymph nodes for growths, CBC, Electrophoresis, T. Markers, PSA (<1.0 ng/dL) & endoscopy>remove polyps. ...Read more

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Tuberculosis screening test needed for volunteer at a hospital?

Yes: Most hospitals and health care facilities require screening for TB in all employees prior to clearing them to work in patient care areas; this usually includes volunteers. ...Read more

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Cervix (Definition)

The uterine cervix is the opening of the ...Read more