reliability of the oraquick advance omt test
May 29, 2012
hello.i would like to know if the oraquick advance that uses oral mucosal transudate,produced by the orasure,is a reliable test? thank you very much.
Response from Dr. McGowan
The test is very reliable, FDA statement:
"In the clinical studies by the manufacturer, the OraQuick oral fluid test correctly identified 99.3% of people who were infected with HIV (sensitivity) and 99.8 % of people who were not infected with HIV (specificity). The Food and Drug Administration expects clinical laboratories to obtain similar results."
It is slightly less sensitive when used with oral fluid rather than if blood is used, there can be more false positive results with the oral fluid. A false positive is when the test indicates a person may be infected when they are not. All positive tests require a confirmatory blood test before being called a confirmed positive.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Dry Cough After Unprotected Anal Sex Without Ejaculation Does It Mean I Have HIV
- Itchy Skin After Touching Skin Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Rectal Bleeding After Anal Fingering Worried I Have HIV
- Can Blood Work Tell If Had Hep B Vaccine?
- Causes Of Vaginal Cysts
- At What Stages Of HIV Does Peripheral Neuropathy Occur
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.