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What is a nasal swab test?

What is a nasal swab test?

Nasal swab test: Swabbing the nasal mucosa is done for multiple reasons to test for allergy cells, infection or to look at the structure of the respiratory cells in the nasal cavity. ...Read more

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Is the flu test a blood test or mouth swab?

Is the flu test a blood test or mouth swab?

Flu test: Rapid tests for influenza involve taking a swab of the nose. More definite diagnosis involves 2 blood tests - one during the acute illness and another 2 to 4 weeks after it. ...Read more

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What is a cortisol swab test used for?

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 more

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What would doing a nasal swab show?

What would doing a nasal swab show?

Germs you carry: The nasal membranes are a luxurious environment for germs to grow and end up on your fingers where they are spread to the environment.Screening nasal swabs is one way to find a source for staph or other germ that may not infect the carrier but might cause problems with the rest of their family. ...Read more

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How reliable is a saliva test for allergy?

How reliable is a saliva test for allergy?

Not: There is very little is any data that would support the use of saliva to evaluate one for allergy. ...Read more

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What is a nicotine metabolite test? Is this a normal test done to diagnose a uti?

What is a nicotine metabolite test?  Is this a normal test done to diagnose a uti?

UTI: No. This is a test for nicotine in your body. This nicotine urine test is used to determine active tobacco use. The cutoff is set high to exclude passive inhalation of second-hand smoke. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pertussis in nasal swab (pcr test)?

What is the definition or description of: pertussis in nasal swab (pcr test)?

Pertussis was foun: It means that they found evidence that the bacteria that causes whooping cough was present in the nasal passages. This could mean you are a carrier of the disease (could infect others) or if you are having symptoms or repeated, serious cough, then you likely got infected by the pertussis bacteria and have whooping cough. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 ?

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

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What could a positive vaginal swab mean?

What could a positive vaginal swab mean?

Vaginal swab: A positive swab test could mean that you have a bacterial infection or that you have a viral infection with something like human papilloma virus. Check with your dr. To see what is meant by a positive swab test. ...Read more

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Did a swab culturein my penis what test is that and what is the doctor looking for?

Did a swab culturein my penis what test is that and what is the doctor looking for?

Looking 4 infection: The swab was most likely for a culture of infectious microbes like gonorrhea or chlamydia (two common sexually transmitted diseases). There are now also ways to find these infections in the urine, without having to insert a swab into the urethra (thank goodness). It is also possible to detect herpes this way. The swab test can not detect syphilis or most other STDs. ...Read more

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What are the best brands for an at home chlamydia test? Is the swab test or urine test more reliable?

What are the best brands for an at home chlamydia test? Is the swab test or urine test more reliable?

Any NAAT, urine: Probably you mean specimen collection at home, sending it to a lab. (No self test for chlamydia is approved or available in the US.) Any lab-based NAAT (nucleic acid amplification test), such as Aptima®, will be highly accurate and reliable. Urine is best, partly because most men will have difficulting passing a swab 1-2 inches into the urerthra, required for highly accurate testing. ...Read more

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Whats a nasal biopsy?

Whats a nasal biopsy?

Removal of tissue: A nasal biopsy is the removal of a small piece of tissue from the interior of the nose. Depending on the location, purpose and size of the biopsy, there should not be much pain. It would be important to know the reason for the biopsy and what the surgeon is thinking. That information will give one a better perspective of what is going to take place. ...Read more

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What is a normal test result for a romberg test?

Keeping balance: See this site for a description of the test and normal response. http://www.neuroexam.com/neuroexam/content.php?p=37. ...Read more

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How is a superficial swab for herpes infection test done?

How is a superficial swab for herpes infection test done?

Q-tip: A swab is like a q-tip and it it is swept over a herpes lesion (open one, usually) to get a specimen for culture. The only other way to test for herpes is by a blood test, usually. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you test positive for a herpes antibiotic in the blood?

What does it mean if you test positive for a herpes antibiotic in the blood?

Herpes antibody?: Probably you mean herpes antibody, not antibiotic. Antibodies are proteins that the immune system produces to help fight infection. A positive test for antibodies to herpes simplex virus (HSV), the cause of herpes infections, mean you are infected with HSV. The standard tests look for antibodies to HSV1, the cause of oral herpes, and HSV2, the usual cause of genital herpes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vaginal swab culture positive for group b strep?

What is the definition or description of: vaginal swab culture positive for group b strep?

GBS: Group b strep (gbs) is one of many bacteria that live on most people's body. When it lives on or around the vaginal area, a newborn baby has a higher risk of getting in or on the body. Unfortunately, gbs can be deadly to a newborn. Please talk to your doctor about what you can do to reduce this risk. ...Read more

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