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DNA PCR v. Elisa Test

Aug 9, 1999

Dr. Holodniy: I just had a DNA PCR test for a possible exposure six weeks ago (I haven't gotten the results yet). The doctor at the testing facility advised me that the DNA PCR at 4+ weeks is as accurate as the Elisa test is at 3 months. I just want to know that I'm okay. Should I take the Elisa test at the three month mark in addition to the DNA PCR? Thank you.

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He is probably right. It comes down to what you feel comfortable with. MH

Married 12 yrs, spouse pos, me neg (so far)
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