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Positive Elisa Negaive Western Blot
      #271942 - 05/05/13 03:41 PM

I am just posting to let others who may be going though awaiting results that your mind can make you think the worst. I recently got a call from my doctor after a routine physical that I had tested positive on my Elisa and negative on the western blot. I immediately thought the worst. I went into get tested again. While I waited I some how convinced myself that I had a swollen lymphnodes on my neck. I started getting night sweats, and when I was at work my armpits would start to throb. I just wanted to let others know that thinking and stressing about symptoms constantly can actually create them, in your head at least. I was so nervous while I waited and prepared for the worst. I constantly googled the chances of false Elisa tests. When I got my results everything was fine. These tests do fail from time to time. Just know that there is a chance, and that as hard as it is you just have to wait for the results. There is nothing else you can do. In any case, I hope this post can help someone who is freaking out over a positive Elisa and waiting on a retest. I would also like to thank the body website as while I was waiting there was some information on here that caused some comfort. You provide an extremely valuable source of info.

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Re: Positive Elisa Negaive Western Blot new
      #271943 - 05/05/13 03:59 PM

I have moved your thread because a positive Elisa and negative Western Blot is an indeterminate result and not considered a positive result. I'm sure your doctor has told you to test again in a month or so. At that point if you get the same results your overall result will be considered negative. Hopefully you will just test negative. Please keep up updated.


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