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western blot question
      #139340 - 03/28/05 03:03 PM

how long does it take for the western blot to turn positive ?

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Re: western blot question new
      #139341 - 03/28/05 03:16 PM

A western blot is generally only used for as a conformity assay for the validation of HIV results. It would be pointless to guess at the amount of time it would take to yield a positive result on a western blot specifically. For the Gold seal you need to be waiting 13 weeks before testing on an antibody test.

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Re: western blot question new
      #139347 - 03/28/05 06:19 PM

how long does it take for the western blot to turn positive ?

if you don't know the answer don't reply

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Re: western blot question new
      #139354 - 03/29/05 07:44 AM

Dear anon,

you can ask the same question until your blue in the face if you really want to. No one can tell you when EXACTLY a western blot will turn positive, thats fact. You need to wait 13 weeks for a conclusive result on any assay. I will tell you that a western blot is highly sensitive and is more likely to yield a false positive or interminate result than an ELISA hence the reason it is used for conformity rather than a testing method per se.




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Re: western blot question new
      #139372 - 03/29/05 07:48 PM

this is the 12 week site

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