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question (ELISA WITH REFLEX WESTERN BLOT)
Jan 31, 2009

Dr.Bob On an elisa test I had recently it said "with reflexes" what does this mean? Thanks

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

That means if the ELISA is reactive (positive) a confirmatory Western Blot will be performed. However, if the ELISA is negative the Western Blot would not be done, as it would not be indicated. In other words the confirmatory test is done "reflexively" (automatically) if and only if indicated.

Dr. Bob



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