|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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