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Blood Sample For Rapid Test Not Collected Quickly Enough

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supervised Blood-Based Self-Sample Collection and Rapid Test Performance: A Valuable Alternative to the Use of Saliva by HIV Testing Programs With No Medical or Nursing Staff

Some saliva-based HIV testing initiatives, the authors wrote, "have resulted in an unacceptable percentage of false positives," while in many countries doctors or nurses are required for blood-based HIV testing programs. In the current study, the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

OraSure Acquires License to Use Rapid Test to Detect HIV-2 in Oral Samples

Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies on Monday announced it has acquired the rights to use its OraQuick Rapid HIV-1/2 Test to detect HIV-2 in oral samples, the Allentown Morning Call reports (Kennedy, Allentown Morning Call , 6/22). ... Read more »

How Accurate Are Rapid HIV Tests? Study Finds Blood Tests Slightly More Accurate Than Oral Tests

Rapid HIV tests perform slightly worse when testing oral samples in comparison to blood, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Jan. 24. Researchers from Canada, led by Nitika Pant Pai, M.D., of McGill... Read more »
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Orasure - enough sample collected?

Dr. Holodniy,Ryan,I had a quick question about Orasure. How much tissue sample or oral mucosal transudate (OMT) is required to make this test accurate? Is it possible to put the collection device in your mouth for 2-3 minutes but not collect...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
That time is more than enough time collect enough oral fluid.... Read more »

Blood Collection Time

I have had 2 blood tests in the last 12 months where the blood draw was at 9:00 AM and arrived to the lab 8 hours later. Both times my CD4 absolute and percent have been considerably lower than other times when the blood arrived to the lab a lot...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It is unlikely that this time delay alone would have resulted in such dramatic changes.... Read more »

Is quick processing of blood sample important?

I recently got an ELISA test (negative) approx 8 weeks after a potential exposure to HIV. I know it was probably a little bit early so I am going to have another one at 3 months.In the meantime I am wondering if it is important that the ELISA test...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I would assume that the hospital where you had your blood drawn has a specific protocol for specimen collection, storage, and delivery, and hopefully they adhere to that. The lab at my job does not deliver specimens for HIV testing that have been... Read more »

Rapid Testing

I know you probobly wouldnt recommend it but I ordered a HIV rapid test kit online. I did this because here in the UAE they deport people who test positive for HIV or HEP B.Anyway my question probobly reinforces why testing should not be done at...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,They deport people who test positive for HIV or hepatitis B???? Nice. How kind and compassionate! It says a lot about how enlightened UAE is.Regarding the details on how your specific online-purchased rapid test works, it's difficult for me... Read more »
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Rapid oral HIV test wins FDA approval

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Rapid oral HIV test wins FDA approval
Friday, March 26, 2004 Posted: 4:02 PM EST (2102 GMT)


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blood collection holder

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
When i got tested for HIV, I noticed that the holder for the vacium test tube had a speck of blood on it. When I questioned the technician, she said that it was just a holder and that speck would not go inside me. I was sure the needle used was new... Read more »

Risk of hiv by Vacutainer Blood Collection System

Posted by sinso
My anxiety its Killing Me.
When i went to take my test for my past interocuorse the nurse use a vacutainer System.
As you know The Vacutainer System consists of a doubleDouble-tussin dm-pointed needle, a plastic holder or adapter and a series of... Read more »

Rapid test

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