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antibody screen
Feb 7, 2001

Hello, I wonder if antibody screen is the same as blood-sensitization test.If not could you explain to me the main difference in a few words? Many thanks.

Response from Dr. Jackson

The HIV antibody screen is a test that detects antibody that is specifically against HIV. If this test is reactive then the screening test is confirmed by performing another test called the HIV Western blot, which is capable of detecting different antibodies to the different proteins of HIV.

BJ


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