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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

Hi,

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.

Good luck.

Dr. Bob



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