|Value your opinion
Aug 12, 2002
Hi Dr. Mark, I have asked about the difference in pcr to bdna.I switched doctors recently and in error a pcr was run instead of bdna.of course it came back detectable at 78. Always have been undetectable by bdna.Why does pcr pick up numbers with me that bdna never does...(this has happpened before 2 years ago,same situation but different drugs..)What do you think????I was all set to start my sti, but elected to run a bdna just to see and then continue on bdna to follow my load..Thank you
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
There may be slightly more variability in the PCR assay down at the lower levels of detection. So in someone who has a "detectable level" that is below 50 (although the assay can't measure this accurately) and not 0, there can be a 2-3 fold (2-3 times) variability in the value.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Is Tingling In Fingers An Early Sign Of HIV?
- Sex With A Prostitute Scared I Have HIV
- Blowjob From A Prostitute Scared I Have HIV
- Black Spots After Receiving Oral Sex Worried I Have HIV
- Burning Penis After Getting Head Worried I Have HIV
- Hairy Tongue After Oral Sex Form Sex Worker What Are The Chances Of HIV
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.