May 27, 2012
Doctor,I have asked you a question. I got my hiv duo Ultra test result, which says I'm confused positive or negative?
Index of Antibody =0.09 Index of P24 Antigen = 0.02
Thresholds and Interpretation of Result:
Index i Interpretation
i<0.25 Non-reactive for Antigen (P24) And Antibody i>0.25 Reactive for Antigen (p24)OR Antibody
COMMENTS : The kit Simultaneously detects: i)Hiv-1 antibody (lgG & lgm class of sub-type O & gp41) and Hiv-2 antibody (lgG class of gp36) ii) p24 antigen
* The test aims to reduce window period and picks the patient in very early stage. * It is a screening test and needs to be confirmed by a confirmatory test as per legislation.
Note: High Antibody level may mask the Antigen result and vice versa. the test value is not displayed for the masked result and the message ND - NOT DETERMINABLE appears in the result.
- End of Report- Please tell me my result is Positive or Negative???
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Both of those test results are < 0.25, and therefore the test result is nonreactive.
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