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oral swab test - elisa + western blot
      #23963 - 10/29/01 11:24 PM

Does anyone know about this oral swab test they give at free clinics? Are they as sensitive as a real blood test? The test consists of an oral thing you hold against your gums for awhile, and then they do 2 elisa screens on it, followed by a western blot confirmatary test if the elisas are positive (I think).

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      #23964 - 10/29/01 11:29 PM

my friend takes that test all the time
they actually scrape your gums and then test it.
I have never done it I go for the Elisa blood test.
He tests all the time and I think they have a faster results for the patient I have to wait 2 miserable weeks that is why I am awlays here during the waiting.

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