Dec 27, 2005
Is the Elisa test reliable. If one is tested positive?reactive Elisa, what should be the next step?
Please respond as soon as possible.
Response from Dr. Frascino
The next step after a positive screening ELISA test is to obtain a confirmatory test, such as a Western Blot or an immunofluorescence assay. If the confirmatory test is also positive, the test subject is considered to be HIV positive and should be referred to an HIV specialist who will reconfirm the positive screening tests and obtain other studies, such as a CD4 cell count and an HIV viral load.
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