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What is the gold standard for laboratory confirmation of a mumps case?

What is the gold standard for laboratory confirmation of a mumps case?

Mumps immunity: Two sets of blood tests will have to be performed in order to confirm the development of mumps disease. As is usual with other viral illnesses, mumps antibody (igm and igg) levels are performed during the first week of the illness (acute stage) and again about 4-6 weeks later during the recovery period. The IgM confirms that the infection is due to current mumps; the IgG level confirms immunity. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Laboratory (Definition)

Is facility that provides controlled conditions in which scientific research, experiments & measurements are performed. An example is medical (clinical) lab where tests are done on clinical specimens in order to get info. About the health of a patient in terms ...Read more


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What is the gold standard for laboratory confirmation of measles in pregnancy?

What is the gold standard for laboratory confirmation of measles in pregnancy?

Immune status: Ordering measles antibodies through blood testing will determine if you have had measles. The IgM titer will reveal a recent infection; the IgG titer will reveal past infection and immunity. ...Read more

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What is the diagnostic test for ureterolithiasis?

What is the diagnostic test for ureterolithiasis?

Ureterolithiasis: The best test to identify a kidney or ureteral stone is a CT stone protocol. No oral or IV contrast is used ...Read more

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Is there a test for the diagnosis of Lupus ?

Is there a test for the diagnosis of  Lupus ?

The full picture. : Lupus is diagnosed based on the symptoms, clinical findings and laboratory evaluation. Labs are very helpful and essential. ...Read more

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When a Fluroscopic Single Contrast Enema of the rectum is performed by Radiology, what would be the reason for a doctor to request that kind of test?

When a Fluroscopic Single Contrast Enema of the rectum is performed by Radiology, what would be the reason for a doctor to request that kind of test?

Checking to see: if there is any findings in the rectum such as polyps. Depending on the reason for the test, internal hemorrhoid may become visible. Sometimes an evaluation of the muscles of the pelvic floor can be evaluated that way. ...Read more

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What is the name of the IV treatment for osteoporosis that is done only once a year?

What is the name of the IV treatment for osteoporosis that is done only once a year?

Zoledronate: Hi. The once/year IV treatment for osteoporosis is zoledronate. Don't forget adequate calcium and vitamin D, weight bearing exercise, and no smoking! Good luck and no fractures! ...Read more

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A person infected with an onychomycosis for 2 years ago. What is the quickest treatment to him? Is that differs of tenia peds treatment?

A person  infected with an onychomycosis for 2 years ago. What is the quickest treatment to him? Is that differs of  tenia peds treatment?

The quickest..: It could be removing infected toe nails to allow the regrowing toe nail come back on the topically treated nail bed skin after an average of 6 - 9 months. ...Read more

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What is the standard definition of a history of habitual abortion and what is the workup?

What is the standard definition of a history of habitual abortion and what is the workup?

>3 Losses. MD Eval: 3 or more losses. The evaluation involves blood tests (basic labs, antiphospholipid antibody, exclusion of thyroid disease or diabetes), evaluation for genetic issues, uterine (womb) abnormalities, and sometimes, the cause is not known. An evaluation by a physician with experience in this area is important as some causes can be corrected and/or treated. ...Read more

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What is the significance of a positive IgM & IgG in a patient of typhoid after the patient is asymptomatic? Does the patient need further treatment?

What is the significance of a positive IgM & IgG in a patient of typhoid after the patient is asymptomatic? Does the patient need further treatment?

Not necessarily: The IgM may be a residual of the recent infection, the IgG indicates long-term protection. If you have no symptoms otherwise, no further treatment is needed. If the IgM remains elevated months from now, then it may indicate the presence of a persistent low-grade infection. ...Read more

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What is the criteria of time for HIV testing?

What is the criteria of time for HIV testing?

HIV testing...: Negative testing 6 months from exposure is highly accurate and no further testing is needed as long as there have not been other risky sexual encounters since that time. You can be confident that testing 6 months after exposure to the virus provides highly accurate results. In future avoid high risk sexual encounters, use protection, and get regular screening for HIV/STDs if remain sexually active ...Read more

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What is the standard uirne test for chalmdyia?? Most comply used in Canada? At a local Doctor office which he sends to the lab

What is the standard uirne test for chalmdyia?? Most comply used in Canada?  At a local
Doctor office which he sends to the lab

Chlamydia: It's not a urine test. Your doctor will insert a swab into your urethra to obtain a sample, which is then sent to the lab for diagnosis. Always use a condom. Always. ...Read more

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What is necessary for the replication of a prion?

What is necessary for the replication of a prion?

The abnormal protein: Doesn't replicate per se, it produces more of itself by changing the conformation (folding) of the normal cellular protein. These misfolded proteins then begin to agglutinated into plaques which can damage the nerve cell. ...Read more

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What is the single best test for Lyme disease?

What is the single best test for Lyme disease?

Possibly new culture: There are many tests for lyme, but none are totally reliable. The elisa test is positive in about half of those infected. The western blot test is positive in ~70% of cases, but most labs don't do a thorough enough version- i recommend igenex labs. Pcr tests are positive only ~20% of the time. A new test, a culture by advanced laboratory services may detect lyme in >80% of cases so may be best. ...Read more

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What is the gold standard diagnosis for Crohn's disease?

What is the gold standard diagnosis for Crohn's disease?

Chrohn's Disease: Colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy allow the doctor to directly view the large intestine, which is the lower part of the digestive tract. These techniques can often provide the most accurate information about the intestines. They may be better at detecting small ulcers or inflammation than other techniques. They can be used to assess the severity of any inflammation. Colonoscopy is the most important. ...Read more

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What is the difference between comprehensive stool test rather than the standard stool test?

What is the difference between comprehensive stool test rather than the standard stool test?

Likely more testing: The best place to check is with the lab. They should be able to outline the difference between the 2 tests and give you a list of the tests being done. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff McFadden
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Mumps (Definition)

A viral infection of the saliva glands (especially the glands behind the ears) that cause ...Read more