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Antibody time survival in lab specimens
Apr 2, 2005

Hello Doctor -

I had blood drawn for an Elisa HIV 1/2 test on Friday morning. The blood was not tested until the following Tuesday at noon. Are my test results going to be valid given the length of time that it took my blood to be processed (Antibodies not like HIV that dies quickly when exposed to air?). To repeat millions, you are an amazing, amazing wonderful person. Thanks!

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Yes, your test results will be accurate. Antibodies are not "alive" like viruses.

Good luck.

Dr. Bob



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