|PCR or ELISA?
Jun 30, 2006
Hello Dr. Bob Does it make sense to have a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test three months after a possible infection? Or is an ELISA test sufficient? By the way, I like reading your responses ... let me know if you ever plan making house calles in the south carolina area. Thanks, Joe
| Response from Dr. Frascino
HIV screening should be done with an ELISA test at the three-month mark. I don't recommend PCR testing due to the possibility of false-positive results.
House calls in South Carolina??? No, I don't think so. Wouldn't it be much more fun for you to visit San Francisco?
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