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What if mouth swab not propertly taken?

Apr 14, 2008

Dr. Bob,

I had a NEGATIVE antibody test at the State dept of health using the oral test 12 MONTHS after my last exposure. I sent in a small donation subsequently and watched your wonderful video CD repeatedly.

Anyway, my question is, do we get a negative result even when the cotton pad didn't pick up the tissues properly, or if it was improperly transported or improperly preserved? (or does it show a message to the effect "sample not collected properly")?

Your answer will put mine and a thousand others' mind to rest I am sure, so please, please, respond.

Thanks!! Ronnie

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hey Ronnie,

If the sample is inadequate or improperly collected, you will get an invalid result, not a negative. So now you and "a thousand others" can relax, OK?

Thanks for your donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation ( I'm delighted you enjoyed our DVD! I'm impressed you watched it "repeatedly!"

Be well. Stay well. (You are indeed "well!")

Dr. Bob

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