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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
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
No: No and why would you want to test for it in the first place? ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Potent anti: Inflammatory, helps with pain.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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