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What Is Anti Dna Double Strand Blood Test
Antinuclear ab: positive, speckled; titer to follow. Ana titer: 1:40 anti-dna (sle): < 4 iu/ml
is this a positive blood test for sle?
Food intolerance test, is it blood test or DNA based or both. If it is a blood test, is it efficient and precise?
No.: Blood testing just looks at blood type, and while a child's blood type has to come from two specific blood types, many people have the same blood type (ie many options would still exist for the father). Today's dna testing uses cheek swabs and establishes a more exact dna pattern - different companies tout different success rates but most are >98%. ...Read more
Hi drs.My blood test for CMV DNA assay results-not detected, what does this mean., ?I hve hepatitis b.
How do I get a paternity blood test? Do I go through my family doctor?My girlfriend is getting a prenatal DNA test. Can I do it without telling her?
Not sure who you are: I am not sure who you are at 55YO and a female. But, I doubt that you can request a paternity test in the scenario you describe. The mother of the child can request this, but the other issue is who pays for the test. The OB will know exactly how to do this but the mother of the fetus must be involved. ...Read more
When dr orders "serious infection" blood test like hiv, does lab secretly take personal info from blood - like your DNA / gene info to identify you?
HIV paranoia: I appreciate your question. It reminds me of the days i began getting HIV tests after my cousin died in utah in 1984 from HIV after a blood transfusion. I was sure that just being around her had someone how made me more susceptible. But, of course the answer to your question is no. There is no such test that a lab would do. There is also no interest in the lab about identifying you in any way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can one test HPV through blood test from the arm? Or is it done via DNA vaginal swab test and Pap test only? Can any doctor answer please?
Need a swab: HPV is a host of different viruses. Everybody has some of them. They're not dangerous if you comply with routine screening and care for cervical cancer. Even if you had every one of the mean strains, it's not worth getting yourself worked up over. Be thankful for a health care system that despite all the dysfunctions won't let HPV kill or ruin you. ...Read more
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