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Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD)
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I have applied for insurance. They took my blood test and

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I have applied for insurance. They took my blood test and urine test 3 weeks ago. I got a call to provide repeat urinalysis. I am worried if there is something wrong with me.
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Customer: Two and half years ago I tested for HIV two times and both time it was false positive result. I did a rapid test as well at that time it came out negative. I am scared if it has to do with this.
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Customer: Lastly, I called insurance company about blood test. They told me that it is under review. I am a 27 year old male with no medical history
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.


I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

The repeat urinalysis is not likely for HIV related issue. This is usually ordered for following reasons;

1) Sample was inadequate. A urine specific gravity analysis cannot be done on small amount.

2) A sugar or albumin or some pus cell may have been found. These may be false positive findings so many times need repetition, if not being corroborated with the other investigations.

3) Sample may have been misplaced or misnamed or misnumbered.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** is my understanding as well that for HIV they likely ask for blood sample again. Also, in my case my urine was not enough the first time. Therefore, I believe they requested due to less quantity. I was a bit worried and so wanted to get a professional experience.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

You are very welcome.

Please do not worry. Nothing worrisome likely here.

It is privilege assisting you.

Please let me know if you have further queries or unanswered questions.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

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