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Does drinking water before an Ora quick test affect the results?

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Posted on Wed, 18 May 2016
Question: Hello, 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 20-25 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. Indu Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Drinking water before the test doesn't affect the ora quick test.

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for writing to HCM

Drinking water before the test doesn't affect the ora quick test. There is no relation with water.
Ora quick test is antibody based test and antibodies may take up to 3 months to appear in blood , so you may need the test depending upon the duration of exposure.

Hope I have answered your query.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr. Indu XXXXXXX
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Indu Kumar (30 hours later)
Hello doctor, I tested again to just make sure .and it came again Negative again.so I am so happy.

Just one thing I had this risky exposure 7 yrs before. Is it any chance with this amount of time .this test can be false negative?
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
There is almost no chance of false negative result.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for writing to HCM

As you had exposure 7 years back, so there is almost no chance of false negative result.

Hope I have answered your query.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr. Indu XXXXXXX
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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Does drinking water before an Ora quick test affect the results?

Brief Answer: Drinking water before the test doesn't affect the ora quick test. Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for writing to HCM Drinking water before the test doesn't affect the ora quick test. There is no relation with water. Ora quick test is antibody based test and antibodies may take up to 3 months to appear in blood , so you may need the test depending upon the duration of exposure. Hope I have answered your query. Further queries are most welcome. Take Care Dr. Indu XXXXXXX