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guasonch
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ELISA 4TH GENERATION 9 MONTH
      #268592 - 10/25/12 02:17 PM

Hi today i´ve received my third elisa at the 9th month. It´s negative but im scared because i´ve been consuming antidepressants, but 48hs before the elisa i stopped taking them. Before the blood drawn, the man asked me if i was taking any drugs and i said no, because I was embarrassed of telling him of the antidepressants. The question is if i´ve made a mistake suspending the antidepressants 2 days before the test? Or it doesn´t affect at all? I shall call the lab and do it again? Thanks...

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Re: ELISA 4TH GENERATION 9 MONTH new
      #268593 - 10/25/12 02:28 PM

Didn't like the answer you got from the Spanish forum that you felt the need to repost?

Yes it was a mistake to stop your antidepressants for the test. They don't matter for the test. The reason they ask if you are taking any medication is they are making sure you aren't on any cancer treatment or immune suppressing drugs like the ones given to organ transplant patients that would affect the test.

So to sum it up. Stupid to stop the antidepressants, they don't affect the test. Nine months negative congrats your negative time to move on.

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Re: ELISA 4TH GENERATION 9 MONTH new
      #268597 - 10/25/12 03:00 PM

Why would you be embarrassed about taking anti-depressants. If you knew how many people, male and female, we-re on them , you'd see how foolish it was to deny. But insted of hiding the fact of any drug take the opportunity to learn something then by asking why and which ones are relevant.

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guasonch
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Re: ELISA 4TH GENERATION 9 MONTH new
      #268601 - 10/25/12 03:21 PM

Thx Riverprincess, but my ELISA can be a false negative because of the antidepressants? As i told, i stopped taking them 48hs before the test.

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Re: ELISA 4TH GENERATION 9 MONTH new
      #268603 - 10/25/12 03:33 PM

Kicker , whom is every knowedgeable, already answered that question . My response was based on what he aready told you.

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