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Who Can I Talk To About False Positives
Seems simple.: The doctor who ordered it.Get a more detailed answer ›
It is very: very unlikely you will have a false positive test given the sophisticated technology used to confirm screening drug tests. False positives occur on the screen but when submitted to gas chromatography and mass spectrometry only true positives emerge. ...Read more
Licensed profession: Anxiety is quite common in terms of psychiatric problems people complain of. Its important to rule out medical causes, so talking to your physician is a good start - seeking further diagnosis from a psychiatrist or psychiatrist can help with furhter differential diagnosis and treatment options. For a basic overview see: http://cpancf.Com/anxietydisordersbasics.Asp. ...Read more
Legal Question: This is a legal question. You can ask this question on avvo.Com to obtain input from an attorney (for free). ...Read more
8 pos pregnant tests in 4 days. Dr won't see me for another 2 weeks to confirm. Highly unlikely they're all false positives right? We want to tell parents
I am pregnant: It is statistically impossible to have eight false positives. You are pregnant. ...Read more
Can you tell me how to talk to my doctor about avoidant personality disorder if im to shy to even talk at all?
A note perhaps?: You might be able to write your doctor a note that says what you'd like to say. You can point out that the reason for the note is just an example of how difficult it is for you. But also, it might be a good idea to search for a sensitive psychotherapist to address this problem since my experience leads me to question medication as a 1st strategy. Therapy is very effective for this. Good luck! ...Read more
My mother passed away and I need someone to explain her toxicology report(autopsy) so I can better understand. Who can interpret this for me? Famdoc?
Best approach: Toxicology reports are arcane. Your family physician can meet with you and sort it out, perhaps after a phone call to the pathologist. I'm sorry about your mom. Best wishes. ...Read more
Don't understand ?: Amphetamine false positives on screening tests are highly common, and if such a test is used for "forensic" purposes - i.e., there are legal consequences to a positive test - a confirmatory test should be used that will tell a false from true positive. If you are on decongestants of any kind, false + results are common, and other drugs may cause them as well. You can insist on confirmatory tests. ...Read more
Its is positive: There is nothing like a little bit pregnant. If you can see two lines or a + sign or what ever the device indicates, then you are pregnant until otherwise proven. Faint positives are mostly seen in very early pregnancies. ...Read more
See doc.: You could see your family doc first to answer your questions. If further help is needed the proper recommendations can be made. Also, consider Healthtap Prime or Healthtap Concierge if you want an individual virtual consultation with a doc. ...Read more
Many folks: I escaped from a home where alcohol was a problem and fortunately did not inherit the tendency to lose control. Many others are not so fortunate. If an alcohol abuser is a problem for you, there's al-anon; if you feel you have lost control, it's no more a thing to be ashamed of than a birthmark. Aa's is good, your pastor has heard it many times before, and any sane advisor will be of help. Peace. ...Read more
Depends on Screening: If your physician uses a screening method that utilizes gc mass spect the only thing that will show up as meth is....Meth. ...Read more
Common: Docs can only post 400 characters in their responses i.e. too long a subject to discuss in this forum. Most people just have a short lived viral syndrome. Here is some information from the CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/cmv/overview.html ...Read more
What's to tell: If the test is done correctly - a positive screening test followed by more sophisticated confirmatory tests, which if positive has close to a 100% accuracy that the person used opiates. The only "false" positive is with poppy seeds, which actually have a chemical related to morphine in them, and produce tiny quantities of morphine after metabolism. They should be avoided before testing. ...Read more
Not reliable: Blood tests for Serotonin are not all that reliable. So a metabolite called 5HIAA is often measured in a 24 hour Urine collection. Even this test is not all that reliable. So the diagnosis and treatment decisions are based on clinical symptoms and the experience of the treating doctor. Seek an expert in Carcinoid syndrome. A second opinion before starting any treatment is advised. ...Read more
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