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Serology testing for HIV - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi
Doctor :   Hello.
User :   i have been asked to get serology test done, may i ask what is this and when it is done
Doctor :   Can you mention in what context the test was asked?
Doctor :   What was the underlying problem?
User :   its for pre employment assesments
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Serological testing is for HIV and HbSAg
Doctor :   That is considered mandatory by some doctors for any asessment or surgery.
Doctor :   That is the most common serological test done.
User :   i already had SGPT, urine DR and Hepatitis A and B done all negitive and clear
Doctor :   There are serological tests for other problems too
Doctor :   Do you have any health problems?
User :   although SGPT has a little higher values, for that i did hepitites A and B
Doctor :   Ok
User :   not really accept for a degenirative disk
Doctor :   Ok
User :   for that i have been using pain killers for some time like cafalan but stopped those as well
Doctor :   The serological tests are usually kept as a record
User :   what is hbSAg in simple
User :   ok
Doctor :   Hepatitis BB Surface antigen
Doctor :   It is the screening test for Hepatitis B
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