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what is an ELISA test?
Jan 28, 2000

What is an ELISA test? is it blood work? Is it a common for a doctor do do an Elisa test in routine blood work? in other words if I go to the doctor that I am just not feeling well and he decides to do blood work would the Elisa test be included?

thank you for your time

Response from Mr. Molaghan


The ELISA test is a blood test specifically used to screen for HIV disease. ELISA stands for Enzyme Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay. This test is not routinely ordered unless there is a suspicion of HIV disease. If you are not feeling well and are at risk for HIV, it might be a good idea to have this checked.

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