|Re:Negative Elecsys-HIV Combi test (confirmation of donnation)
Dec 12, 2010
Hi Doctor, Thank you very much for answering my question, but i still need a little advise from you if you can allow me please! I was told that the Elecsys-HIV Combi test is what is used in the blood banks and as it look for the P24 antigene nad antibodies it should be considered final after 3 weeks. could you please advise on this and confirm? Thank you very much again for your help and support to all worried poeple like me... Best regards
| Response from Dr. Frascino
The newer generation HIV-antibody/antigen testing assays are becoming increasingly accurate. However, the published guidelines at this time continue to state that HIV-antibody tests taken before the three-month mark are not conclusive. I would suggest you retest at the three-month mark for a definitive result.
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