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How long does it take for bacteria to grow with a UTI?

My urine sample is being tested for bacteria, because of my UTI. How long does it take for the bacteria to grow?

What is a pus culture?

My mom's doctor was throwing this term around us earlier. What is a pus culture? How is this test done?

Second opinion on biopsy?

I had a brown mole about the size of a pencil eraser removed by shave biopsy around 2 weeks ago. I thought it might have changed shape and wasn’t sure so they biopsied it. I...

What samples are required for a DNA test?

I want to confirm if my daughter's DNA matches mine. If I do this with my doctor, what kind of samples will I be asked to provide?

My son's arterial blood gas test in the hospital is showing a high level of CO2. Should we get this checked again?

My son who is 17 years old has been admitted in the hospital for pneumonia. The lab here just took his blood to test arterial blood gas and it is showing a high level of CO2,...

Lab work done 10/09/17 showed my Absolute Lymphocytes @ 5738. This is not the first time they were high. I had one @ 5400 months before October. My...

I have had several Corticosteroid Lumbar injections, Kidney Infections, H Pylori & C-Dif prir years October 25,17 I had Surgery Lumbar FUSION.

How long should a urine culture take?

I got my urine culture report after 6 days when the technician said it ideally takes up to 3 days. Could the report be faulty because of the delay?

What does the CSF test include?

My father has been prescribed a CSF test to diagnose his neurological problem. What does the CSF test include?

My urine culture report was sent to another lab for a bacteria resistance report. Why does this happen?

I think I have a urinary infection for which the doctor has prescribed a urine culture test. Yesterday I got a call from the lab saying the sample is being sent to another lab...

My mother's biopsy confirmed a malignant tumor. Should we consider a second opinion before the treatment?

My mother's biopsy report for a growth in the lungs confirmed a tumor. Before any drastic treatment starts, can we request a second opinion from another pathology lab?

Home diabetes testing device and lab report show different results. What is more accurate?

I bought a new diabetes testing machine at home and I have been checking my sugar levels with it every day. However the lab reports and the home test numbers don’t seem to match....

How long does it take for a biopsy report to come?

My mother had certain nodes in her lungs which have just been sent for testing. How long does it take for the biopsy report to normally come? Anything she can do in the meantime?...

My platelet count showed below the normal range specified in the report, but I don’t feel any symptoms. Why could this be?

I had a routine blood test as a part of my office screening process. The report showed that my platelet count was below the normal range that was mentioned in the report, but...

How is a urine infection detected?

I am experiencing severe pain in my abdomen every time I pass urine. I am also experiencing a burning sensation in my vagina. I suspect it's a UTI but how do I know for sure?...

How would doctors diagnose TB?

My father is 60 years old and he has been coughing persistently. Is there a possibility it could be tuberculosis? I know this is found via a blood sample, but is that definitive?...

Why did I get two different results for my pregnancy test?

I took a home pregnancy test which turned out positive. However, when the test was repeated at the doctor’s clinic it was negative. Why did this happen? What can I do now to...

My mole sample was sent to another lab. Should I be concerned?

I had a mole which was removed from my leg and sent across for testing. The lab has sent the sample to another laboratory for a second opinion. i Know it's out of my hands, but...

What is a GeneXpert test?

I underwent a biopsy but the technician dipped it in formalin. Now I have been advised to undergo another biopsy for the GeneXpert test. What is this test and what does it determine?...

What are the tests to diagnose breast cancer?

I am having a slight pain in my breasts and they feel heavy as well. I am extremely worried if it could be breast cancer. What are my options in terms of screening? I'm only...

What is the white spot I see in my eyes?

I am constantly seeing a white spot inside my eyes. It moves when I look from one side to the other and is very irritating. What could it be?

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