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Double Test?

Feb 4, 2005

Is it normal for a doctor to do a Western Blot test even though the ElISA test came back negative? Or is the doctor just trying to cover his/her bases? Is there a standard procedure?

Response from Dr. Frascino


"Standard" testing consists of a screening EIA (antibody test) followed by confirmatory WB (Western Blot) if the EIA is "repeatedly reactive." So whether covering bases or covering his/her ass, it doesn't make much sense to me.

Dr. Bob

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