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  • Urine
  • There is also a urine test for bilirubin. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The standard laboratory test for diagnosing congenital CMV infection is polymerase chain reaction (PCR) on saliva, with urine usually collected and tested for confirmation. (cdc.gov)
  • The reason for the confirmatory test on urine is that most CMV seropositive mothers shed CMV virus in their breast milk. (cdc.gov)
  • There are currently no validated biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease, but researchers are investigating several promising candidates, including brain imaging , proteins in CSF , blood and urine tests , and genetic risk profiling . (alz.org)
  • Doctors order urine tests for kids to make sure that the kidneys and certain other organs are working as they should, or when they think that a child might have an infection in the kidneys, bladder, or other parts of the urinary tract . (kidshealth.org)
  • Sometimes, when the urine contains white blood cells or protein, or the test results seem abnormal for another reason, it's because of how or when the urine was collected. (kidshealth.org)
  • Depending on the amount of protein or other cells in the urine, the doctor may repeat the urine test at another time, just to make sure that everything is back to normal. (kidshealth.org)
  • If the dipstick test or the microscopic test shows white blood cells, red blood cells, or bacteria (possible signs of a kidney or bladder infection), the doctor may send the urine to a lab for a urine culture to identify the bacteria that may be causing the infection. (kidshealth.org)
  • It can be difficult to get urine samples from kids to test for a possible infection. (kidshealth.org)
  • If you have any questions about urine tests, talk with your doctor. (kidshealth.org)
  • blood
  • Liver function tests are blood tests that check to see how well your liver is working. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Johnson & Johnson LifeScan OneTouch UltraLink blood glucose meter, with lancing device and test strips. (medium.com)
  • Blood glucose meters used in testing. (medium.com)
  • The key to this set of tests is using the same blood sample to supply all of the meters. (medium.com)
  • The order in which the blood samples were applied to the test strips was randomized on a per-round basis. (medium.com)
  • The most common test used is the fecal occult blood test (FOBT). (medlineplus.gov)
  • Using a sample of tissue or blood or other fluid (such as spinal fluid), this type of test looks for the genetic material (DNA or RNA) of a specific virus. (webmd.com)
  • For example, a viral test may be done after a health professional is accidentally stuck with a needle containing contaminated blood to see if he or she became infected with the virus. (webmd.com)
  • Learn how doctors test for high blood pressure and even see a photo of how the test is done. (webmd.com)
  • Tests for High Blood Pressure The only way to tell whether you have high blood pressure is to have it measured with a blood pressure cuff (sphygmomanometer). (webmd.com)
  • With a simple blood test, doctors often can tell whether newborns have certain conditions that eventually could cause problems. (kidshealth.org)
  • The concentrations or effects of some drugs are monitored with blood tests and the drug dosages may be increased or decreased to maintain the drug level in an established therapeutic range. (labtestsonline.org)
  • You return the test kit to the doctor or a lab, where the stool samples are checked for the presence of blood. (cdc.gov)
  • Antigen-based rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) have an important role at the periphery of health services capability because none of the rural clinics has the ability to diagnose malaria on-site due to a lack of microscopes and trained technicians to evaluate blood films. (wikipedia.org)
  • These tests use finger-stick or venous blood , the completed test takes a total of 15-20 minutes, and a laboratory is not needed. (wikipedia.org)
  • The threshold of detection by these rapid diagnostic tests is in the range of 100 parasites/µl of blood compared to 5 by thick film microscopy. (wikipedia.org)
  • antibody
  • The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is the most common serologic test for measuring antibody to CMV. (cdc.gov)
  • Antibody test. (webmd.com)
  • If the antibody is found, this test can show whether a person was infected recently or in the past. (webmd.com)
  • influenza
  • It is common for healthcare practitioners to diagnose and treat the flu without laboratory testing, especially during peak influenza season and when influenza has already been documented in an area. (labtestsonline.org)
  • However, influenza testing can help rule out other illnesses and reduce the chances of people using unnecessary antibiotics, while increasing the chances that they will receive anti-viral therapy early in the illness, when it is most effective. (labtestsonline.org)
  • detection
  • Until recently, PSA tests for prostate cancer were considered an exemplar of successful early cancer detection leading to improved treatment outcomes. (ucsf.edu)
  • Viral DNA or RNA detection test. (webmd.com)
  • newborns
  • Currently, testing of newborns for CMV is not routinely performed, though some states perform targeted CMV testing of newborns who fail the hearing screening. (cdc.gov)
  • infection
  • IgG avidity testing may provide useful information regarding timing of infection. (cdc.gov)
  • A viral test is done to find infection-causing viruses. (webmd.com)
  • This is a test to find a virus that can cause an infection. (webmd.com)
  • This test can show the exact virus causing an infection. (webmd.com)
  • Test a pregnant woman who has a high risk of passing a serious viral infection on to her baby. (webmd.com)
  • Preparations for a viral test depend on the type of infection that may be present and the sample that will be tested. (webmd.com)
  • assay
  • For example, a hospital lab may run its own vitamin D assay, even though there is an FDA-cleared test for vitamin D currently on the market. (fda.gov)
  • In many endemic areas of tropical Africa , however, the quantitative assessment of parasitaemia is important, as a large percentage of the population will test positive in any qualitative assay. (wikipedia.org)
  • parasite
  • The most common reason to test stool is to determine whether a type of bacteria or parasite may be infecting the intestines. (kidshealth.org)
  • Presence of pGluDH is known to represent parasite viability and a rapid diagnostic test using pGluDH as antigen would have the ability to differentiate live from dead organisms. (wikipedia.org)
  • available
  • Remove the swab and place into a buffer formulated for PCR diagnostic testing (several are available). (cdc.gov)
  • Unfortunately there aren't many color blindness tests available online. (color-blindness.com)
  • The resources available for testing and follow-up. (cdc.gov)
  • The FDA has generally not enforced premarket review and other applicable FDA requirements because LDTs were relatively simple lab tests and generally available on a limited basis. (fda.gov)
  • There are currently over 20 such tests commercially available (WHO product testing 2008). (wikipedia.org)
  • person was infected
  • A positive test for CMV IgG indicates that a person was infected with CMV at some time during their life, but does not indicate when a person was infected. (cdc.gov)
  • procedures
  • Specific procedures and interpretation of tests vary according to the laboratory. (cdc.gov)
  • But over the past five years, a series of studies has suggested that the tests are not sensitive enough: frequent false positives lead to too many unnecessary medical procedures, and false negatives give men a false sense of security. (ucsf.edu)
  • Some malabsorption tests are used as a last resort because the testing procedures are complicated. (encyclopedia.com)
  • find
  • You can find color blindness tests , tools , facts , news and a lot more right here. (color-blindness.com)
  • If the intestines become infected with harmful bacteria or parasites, though, it can cause problems like certain types of bloody diarrhea, and testing stool can help find the cause. (kidshealth.org)
  • cancers
  • Because the test only looks at the last one third of the large intestine (colon), it may miss some cancers that are higher in the large intestine. (medlineplus.gov)
  • If so, what a shame - and what a lost opportunity - to be testing them for HPV, when the 13% excess of cervical cancers in their region may be caused by coal dust, not by HPV at all. (statnews.com)
  • substances
  • Imaging tests use x-rays, magnetic fields, sound waves, or radioactive substances to create pictures of the inside of your body. (cancer.org)
  • involves
  • Another type of reflex test is called the Babinski test, which involves gently stroking the sole of the foot to assess proper development of the spine and cerebral cortex . (encyclopedia.com)
  • several
  • During this test, different sets of CT scans are taken over several minutes after you get an injection of an intravenous (IV) contrast. (cancer.org)
  • presence
  • Reflex tests measure the presence and strength of a number of reflexes. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Reflex tests are performed as part of a neurological exam, either a mini-exam done to quickly confirm integrity of the spinal cord or a more complete exam performed to diagnose the presence and location of spinal cord injury or neuromuscular disease. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Generally
  • Generally, a viral test does not cause pain or the pain goes away after the test. (webmd.com)
  • Malabsorption tests are generally used to determine why someone is malnourished or is experiencing gastrointestinal upset. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Accurate
  • This test is more accurate than abdominal ultrasound and can be very helpful in diagnosing pancreatic cancer. (cancer.org)
  • collect
  • For this test, you collect an entire bowel movement and send it to a lab, where it is checked for cancer cells. (cdc.gov)
  • often
  • Today, a standard workup for Alzheimer's disease often includes structural imaging, and these tests are currently used to rule out other conditions that may cause symptoms similar to Alzheimer's but require different treatment. (alz.org)
  • Talk to your doctor about the pros and cons of each test, and how often to be tested. (cdc.gov)
  • different
  • One of the problems with current PSA tests is that they are a one-size-fits-all measurement of a protein that men naturally produce at different levels. (ucsf.edu)
  • The new genome-wide association study - led by Witte and co-senior author Stephen K. Van Den Eeden, PhD, a research scientist at Kaiser Permanente Division of Research and professor of urology at UCSF - suggests that the PSA test could regain its place in cancer prevention by factoring in genetic variations that affect the amount of PSA different men naturally produce. (ucsf.edu)
  • This test consists of 38 different pseudoisochromatic plates. (color-blindness.com)
  • The test can be done in different ways, each of which has pros and cons. (cancer.org)
  • Testing people prior to initiating drug therapy to determine their likely response to different classes of drugs is a key emerging area of testing. (labtestsonline.org)
  • The regression tests compare the frame tree dumps recorded at two different times. (mozilla.org)
  • doctor
  • You might also be referred to a gastroenterologist (a doctor who treats digestive system diseases) for further tests and treatment. (cancer.org)
  • The doctor or the lab will also let you know if a fresh stool sample is needed for a particular test, and if it will need to be brought to the laboratory right away. (kidshealth.org)
  • Talk to your doctor about which test is right for you. (cdc.gov)
  • When performing the Babinski reflex test, the doctor will gently stroke the outer soles of the person's feet with the mallet while checking to see whether the big toe extends out as a result. (encyclopedia.com)
  • done
  • If it's not clear what might be causing a person's abdominal symptoms, this might be the first test done because it is easy to do and it doesn't expose a person to radiation. (cancer.org)
  • A viral test may be done to see whether a person has developed immunity from having chickenpox or after getting the chickenpox vaccine . (webmd.com)
  • Malabsorption tests are done to determine if a patient has dietary malabsorption or maldigestion and to help differentiate between these two conditions. (encyclopedia.com)
  • cancer
  • In the few years that PSA testing has become less popular, the use of the test has declined and the number of prostate cancer diagnoses has dropped," said John Witte , PhD, a UCSF professor of epidemiology and biostatistics and of urology, and co-senior author of the new study. (ucsf.edu)