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bura
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what is the difference?
      #186473 - 04/14/06 09:30 PM

what is the difference in terms of accuracy between these 2 tests, pcr rna and pcr rna (bdna).are both of the test prone to false positive results?. my first pcr rna (bdna) result was at 132 copies. my doc says that it is non confirmatory, he says it is non conclusive?how for it to be conclusive or confirmed?must it only be backed up by a positive elisa....to be confirmed?or can a second positive pcr rna (bdna) be an indication that one is infected?

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JonCage
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Re: what is the difference? new
      #186482 - 04/14/06 11:38 PM

For medical certainty, all PCR test are inconclusive. Any negatives or positive have to be confirm by an ELISA and if necessary WB.

132 copies is a false positive. If you have test outside 3 months, you do not have HIV no matter how many further tests you take.

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Re: what is the difference? new
      #186545 - 04/15/06 04:26 PM

Bura, drop it, you have more than conclusively tested negative.

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