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Qualitative DNA PCR (Roche)

Doc, I took the Qualitative DNA PCR at 11 months after exposure. Result was "none detected". My question is: If one were indeed infected, would this test be "positive" for life in that individual? I understand that this test isn't approved for...
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
You are not infected with HIV.MH Read more »

Qualitative DNA PCR--HIV O?

Thank you for your time, Doctor. You mentioned that an HIV1 Qualitative DNA PCR will not pick up... Read more »

Where to get tested using qualitative DNA PCR

Hi, Dr. Holodniy.I am interested in getting a qualitative DNA PCR test performed at 4 weeks from... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Viral Load Testing

...the branched-chain DNA test ( bDNA ), is made by a company called Chiron (pronounced "KAI-ron"). The reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction or RT-PCR (commonly called the PCR ) test is made by Roche (pronounced "RO-sh").... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...Assays 2. HIV-1 Confirmatory Antibody Assays 3. HIV-2 Antibody Screening B. Viral Identification Assays 1. DNA Polymerase Chain Reaction (DNA-PCR) 2. Plasma HIV RNA Assays III. Monitoring Tests A. Lymphocyte Analysis ... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Taking Unnecessary HIV Monitoring Tests: A Waste of Valuable Resources

...In my years of experience working in this field, I have found that the vast majority of people who have requested tests like PCR tests, viral load tests, CD4 counts, antigen tests, etc., for diagnostic purposes, have been at extremely low risk... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Frequently Asked Questions About AIDS (II)

...table is not drawn to scale. Key: AVS = Acute viral syndrome A = Antigen test PCR = Polymerase chain reaction test [----] = Appears for a limited time only [----> = May continue for long... Read more »
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DNA PCR Qualitative Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can somebody tell me the accuracy of DNA PCR Qualitative tests? If they are accurate when should they be got done at the earliest? I have read that they are not advised due Read more »

Qualitative PCR

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...synthomps appeared on the 4th week: pharyngits, fever, swollen nodes, weight loss. 50 days after that exposure I had a Qualitative PCR negative. I know that is not conclusive, but is a good sign. Please I need to know if someone knows about any... Read more »

False Positives on DNA PCR tests-Please RESPOND

Posted by Anonymous
...from this forum on anyone who believes they received a false positive "reactive" result from an ultrasensitive DNA qualitative PCR test. Please let me know when the test was taken in reference to supposed exposure and what subsequent tests were... Read more »

Specialized testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hey guys. I used a company called "Specialized testing" I believe out of St louis for a Qualitative DNA PCR. They claimed their test was 100% accurate at 28 days. Although the test ran quite a lot, I did it and it came back negative Read more »