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HBsAG (ELISA) method
Jul 8, 2008

hi, ELISA is a framework or a method that involves testing for the presence of antibodies by using antigens. this method can be used to detect both HBV and HIV infection right?

if a test is performed for HBsAG using ELISA, does it also "automatically" cover test for HIV infection? or should a HIV 1 test be performed separately?

meaning, are the antibodies generated for both HBV and HIV infection same?

Response from Dr. McGovern

No these tests would be completely separate.



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