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Does drinking water before a oraquick test effects the test results?

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Posted on Wed, 11 May 2016
Question: Hekko, i had a ora quick test couple of days before and came out NEGATIVE, But i am just curious now that i did it properly , today i realize i drank sip of water around 20-30 mins before the test, it was just a one sip. Is that make any difference to the result ,?
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Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Sip does not affect the oral test

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking

I read your question and i understand your concern . Sipping or even drinking eater prior to the test is not contraindicated. And there was 30 minutes gap between the test and sip so there is no chance it could affect the result. These test are very easy to perform and just a swabbing like takes only a few seconds to take a sample. If you still feel they did not do it properly, you may request for repeating it again. I am sure that will come as negative too.

I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and don't forget to close the discussion please.

Regards
Khan
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (3 minutes later)
Thanks doctor, I know it was just a sip of water and I think it's around 25 mins and I came pretty dark red line at C mark..should it take it conclusive result..I know I am little freaking out here...
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Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
No worries

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getitng back to me
I believe the test is conclusive and should not be worried about. Calm your nerves and don't worry. Its not there.

I hope it helps.
Regards
Khan
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (7 minutes later)
Thanks doctor I was so scared . and one thing I had this unprotected exposure 7 years before..I read it somewhere after long time this oraquick test did not find antigens after sometime.this test is for after 6 or 9 months exposure ?
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Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Relax

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for gettign back to me

Unprotected exposure 7 years ago is not even significant any more and should not be concerned. Get relaxed. Nothing is wrong here.

Regards
Khan
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Does drinking water before a oraquick test effects the test results?

Brief Answer: Sip does not affect the oral test Detailed Answer: Thank you for asking I read your question and i understand your concern . Sipping or even drinking eater prior to the test is not contraindicated. And there was 30 minutes gap between the test and sip so there is no chance it could affect the result. These test are very easy to perform and just a swabbing like takes only a few seconds to take a sample. If you still feel they did not do it properly, you may request for repeating it again. I am sure that will come as negative too. I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and don't forget to close the discussion please. Regards Khan