Jul 12, 2011
Does the ELISA test always have to be followed with Western blot ? Or can we just rely on the ELISA test alone.
Response from Dr. Frascino
If you have a negative ELISA outside the seroconversion window period, the test is considered to be a true negative (conclusive) and no further testing is needed. You would be HIV negative. However, if you have a positive ELISA, a Western Blot test is needed to confirm the result for an "HIV positive" diagnosis.
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