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accuracy of rna pcr and dna pcr??(2)

Jul 15, 2001

In question Q45855.qna you replied that the accuracy of rna pcr is 100 if infection is present after 1 month. Then, what is the accuracy of dna pcr after one month of possible infection? Or the test results after one month is reliable enough in your opinion?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

It is possible to estimate in "possible infection". My comments are limited to those published observations where people who are HIV antibody positive, have samples analyzed by these methods. That is much different than estimating accuracy in possibly infected people.

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