p24 is equivocal, P66 PRESENT (INAPPROPRIATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2011)
Jun 1, 2011
went throuhg 2 elisa with gap of 2 months,both were negetive . and now WB is done "with p66 present and p24 equivocal" the other bands like GP41, GP120, GP160 ,P51,P31, P55 WERE ABSENT . AND ALSO HIV 2 SP.ANTIGEN ALSO ABSENT. THE IPRESSION SHOWED INDETERMINATE . PLZ HEPL ME IN THIS REGARD.
Response from Dr. Frascino
This is yet another case of an HIV diagnostic test being ordered inappropriately. Western Blot (WB) tests should only be run to confirm a positive ELISA. You had two negative ELISAs; consequently, your WB results are meaningless. The p66 and equivocal p24 bands are false-positive/equivocal results and demonstrate once again why this test should not be used for preliminary screening!
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