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Repeated Indeterminate Results

Jun 3, 2012


Is an indeterminate antibody test result (Positive EIA, Indeterminate WB) twice in a row (6 weeks apart), followed by a negative PCR DNA test a conclusive negative result? I have no risk factors (not sexually active). Do I need further testing?

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi The guidelines for HIV testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks then again at 3 months, if both of these tests are negative then so are you. Having a PCR DNA test is conclusive as well. You are HIV negative and since you are not sexually active than further testing is not needed.

be well and stay safe, Shannon

Likely hood of a False Negative!? :(
about PIV(patient index value) $ cuttoff value

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