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What Is A Cortisol Swab Test Used For
Adrenal/Pituitary: A cortisol swab test is used to determine cortisol levels in the saliva. This is to help identify if cortisol levels are being effected by diseases such as cushing's, addison's, or other pituitary or adrenal insufficiency. Multiple swabs are taken in order determine oscillating levels. If these are abnormal, a physician will do other tests to confirm the etiology of the cortisol level discrepancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a imms C5 drug screen? Is it a quick test or is it sent to lab? Is 9 day enough to be clean of oxycodone (everyday use) for a lab urine test ?
Addiction: You will find that the doctors here are very concerned that all those with addiction problems find recovery. It is against our ethical concern to try to help someone game the system or to cheat on a drug screening. We want you not only clean, but healthy, happy, and to have a rich and purposeful life. I would approach your drug test knowing that since you use daily the test will catch that. ...Read more
Can a Urine sample test detect HSV2 for a 42 year old male? Or is it ONLY by blood test to check IGG and IGM
DNA, culture, or IgG: There is no urine test for HSV. Best to test lesions (blisters, sores) for the virus (DNA or culture). If no active lesions, IgG blood tests are helpful. Do NOT have an IgM test. The HSV IgM tests are highly unreliable, with frequent false positive results; and contrary to common belief (by many doctors too) they do not help distinguish new from older infection. Have IgG testing only. ...Read more
Is a urine test as effective as a blood test for chalmadya my partner tested slightly positive for chalmadya in a blood test
Full name: Would you please provide the full name of the test. There is no standard test called "igs" For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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. ...Read more
No: No and why would you want to test for it in the first place? ...Read more
How reliable is a 5 hiaa 24h urine test. Is it diagnostic. What are the main symptoms for this kind of test, if positive what are follow up test. Ta?
Screening: A 24 hour urine collection for 5hiaa is a screening test for carcinoid syndrome. There are certain foods and meds that need to be avoided for several days prior to the test as they can lead to false positives. Carcinoid syndrome often presents with episodes of flushing, diarrhea and wheezing. ...Read more
Why would urine be used to test for HIV and not blood? How accurate is urine for testing for hiv?
Blood is optimal: Blood tests are more sensitive, but antibodies are also present in the urine and collecting urine specimen is easier than collecting blood. Oral fluid can also be tested for HIV antibody. A positive urine screening test, like a blood screening test would need confirmatory testing, generally by testing blood. Urine can be used for confirmatory testing but a negative result may not be reliable. ...Read more
Detect alcohol use: Ethyl glucuronide and ethyl sulfate are metabolites of alcohol that can persist for several days rather than only several hours, as the actual blood alcohol concentration (BAC) does. It can detect drinking in as much as a 72 hour window. So, an individual who is not supposed to be drinking may have zero BAC, but an EtG of several hundred to several thousand if they drank the day before. ...Read more
Less than 5.7: For people without diabetes, the normal range for the hemoglobin a1c test is between 4% and 5.6%. Hemoglobin a1c levels between 5.7% and 6.4% indicate increased risk of diabetes, and levels of 6.5% or higher indicate diabetes. Because out-of-control diabetes results in complications from the disease, the goal for people with diabetes is a hemoglobin a1c less than 7.0. ...Read more
Is a week after exposed to chalmdyia good enough for a urine test to be accurate? And what's the chances of a false negative results for the test?
Chlamydia: The test can be taken as soon as 1-5 days after exposure, if negative and still concerned you can recheck again in 2weeks. If the risk of Chlamydia is high it should be repeated as there is 20-30% false negative rate base on which kit has been uses. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How accurate is NAAT urine tests for chalmdyia and is it possible to get two false negatives in a row?
Testing: The negative predictive value of chlamydia NAAT urine tests are in the 99% range. This means that a negative test very likely indicates that there is no disease. 2 negative tests are even more likely to indicate that there is no disease. Nothing is impossible, but it would be HIGHLY unlikely that there would be 2 false negatives in a row. ...Read more
Electrolytes, kidney: Chem profile are usually 2 types- basic and comprehensive. Basic includes electrolyte levels- sodium, potassium, bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) chloride, bun, creatinine, calcium levels. Comprehensive usually includes liver tests . It is best to check with lab to find out the battery of tests included in chem profile. ...Read more
Clinical Diagnosis: The diagnosis of Thrush is almost always made based on a clinical exam, with distinctive white lesions on the mouth, tongue, or cheeks. Lightly brushing the lesions away reveals a reddened, tender area that may bleed slightly. A microscopic examination of tissue from a lesion can confirm the diagnosis, but this is rarely, if ever, done. ...Read more
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