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What St Ds Can They Test For By Blood
When I want to get tested for HIV by the DNA PCR should I order 2 separate tests for hiv1 and hiv2 or this test can detect both?becuase its expensive
Depends: PCR is usually a "reflexive" test, run after an antibody test is positive, and depends on how ordered. You might consider contacting a health department, many will test for free. If your initial test is positive, they will almost certainly run a confirmation PCR test (for both types). ...Read more
Serum titers : A value detected in a blood test to see if this is present in your system. ...Read more
Hard to say: There are more than a dozen illnesses that can pass during sex.Some are straightforward and easily detected in standard tests while others may take weeks or months to trigger changes in antibody profiles and permit detection.As long as you help your doc with details of what you thing you were exposed to, or that you're not sure, a thorough search can be done. ...Read more
An urethral swab: Is another method.Get a more detailed answer ›
Too many: New Genetic tests can detect more diseases than you can imagine. Just tell your doctor that you want to be tested for every disease that a test is available. ...Read more
Blood in culture med: Ium. If blood is sent to the lab for culture to detect bacteria, it is usually mixed with culture medium that allows the bacteria to stay viable and grow. There are other tests for bacterial infections that are not dependent on viable organisms and those rely on looking for antibodies to bacteria, in these cases bacteria are usually not present in the blood and viable ones are not needed. ...Read more
50/50: Depends on what you are looking for. Allergy testing can be quite complicated and relies heavily on history and your clinical condition ( medications you are taking, overall health, etc) there are times when one is favored over the other and your allergist should be able to help you understand which is right for your condition. ...Read more
Not quite: Urine testing (or vaginal swab) checks for gonorrhea and chlamydia, and blood tests are for syphilis, HIV, and sometimes herpes (HSV) and hepatitis B (depending on risks, symptoms, etc). Testing for HPV (with pap smear), trichomonas, and other vaginal infections requires pelvic exam. By the way, STD and STI are the same thing; there is no difference in meaning between the two abbreviations. ...Read more
HIV, HSV, syphilis: You don't have a diagnostic rash with HIV and a blood test is necessary for diagnosis. Herpes, or HSV you will have classic rash in the genital area with primary infection, and a blood test can confirm that. Also the RPR test is used for diagnosis of syphilis if not having classic chancres ...Read more
What are the test to diagnosed epididymitis? Can it be diagnosed only by urine test and what are the treatments?
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