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brainfried
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Re: Tested positive, WB negative, complete mess now...
      09/16/11 10:02 AM

Every molecule in my body hopes that you're right.

I've read articles written by scientists swearing by the accuracy of this machine, and cursing the western blot test of the same manufacturer as the one I had. There's just no way I can be positive, but that's how the first test came out and thankfully the western blot was negative. What I would like to understand are those numbers from the combo test. I've read in a few places that if it's around 100+, that's basically it, positive, but if it's close to the 1.0, then it can be a false positive. I have also read that if it's 5-10, then that's also not a good sign, and I'm more than halfway to a 5 right now. One of the helplines suggested I ask for an NAT/PCR but I can't afford it and I've read it gives out false positives more frequently than any other test. That's on my mind, and the reliability of the western blot is going to sit on my shoulders until I retake this test next week...

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* Tested positive, WB negative, complete mess now... brainfried 09/16/11 09:25 AM
. * Re: Tested positive, WB negative, complete mess now... Explorer3235   09/17/11 03:29 PM
. * Re: Tested positive, WB negative, complete mess now... mariana   09/17/11 05:57 PM
. * Re: Tested positive, WB negative, complete mess now... crabmanModerator   09/16/11 09:43 AM
. * Re: Tested positive, WB negative, complete mess now... brainfried   09/16/11 10:02 AM
. * Re: Tested positive, WB negative, complete mess now... mariana   09/16/11 04:11 PM
. * Re: Tested positive, WB negative, complete mess now... brainfried   09/17/11 01:10 AM
. * Re: Tested positive, WB negative, complete mess now... mariana   09/17/11 10:55 AM
. * Re: Tested positive, WB negative, complete mess now... brainfried   09/17/11 05:32 PM
. * Re: Tested positive, WB negative, complete mess now... crabmanModerator   09/17/11 10:00 PM

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