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pregnant - positive Elisa and Negative western blot - should retest??
Dec 18, 2000

I'm pregnant and had a routine HIV test done. The Elisa came back positive, a western blot was done and came back negative. I was told not to worry that the western blot is 99% accurate. Should I ever retest and why would there be a false positive? Would the Elisa show a false positive again? Thank You.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Elisa tests can be false positive. Pregnancy is on the list as a cause of false positive tests.

MH



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