|Rountine Blood Test at Physical Exam
Dec 20, 2007
I had a blood screening two months ago and everything came back normal. The test included testing my WBC (White blood Cell) and RBC (Red Blood Cell) count. My question is can a routine blood test detect symptons of HIV? Just so you know I did go ahead and get a HIV antibody test this morning and is anxiously waiting the results.
| Response from Dr. Horwath
No, routine blood tests like WBC and RBC counts cannot detect HIV infection. The only reliable screening test is the HIV antibody test.
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