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Western blot testing?
Jul 26, 2003

What is it about Western blot testing that makes it take so long to get results? I have been waiting for a week and a half and still my doctor says they have no results in yet.

Response from Dr. Jackson

It typically takes 2-10 days to get results for a Western blot test for confirming the presence of HIV antibody. The variation in time depends on how frequently the test is run (often only 1-2 times per week in some labs) and sometimes the test needs to be repeated due to an invalid run or an indeterminate result.

BJ


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