Accuracy Of Elisa Test After 30 Days

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...also been developed. The actual ELISA takes 3.5 to 4 hours, but most test sites send samples to outside labs, where they are tested in batches, so you may have to wait one to two weeks for results. Beyond the Window Period ELISA tests are very rarely "false negative." This means if you have a negative test result, and you had met the Window Period guidelines after the last potential exposure, you are really HIV negative. An ELISA test...
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3 HIV Elisa test + 1 inconclusive WB 1 negative WB(same clinic) 4 rapid test - (2 different clinics)

Dr BobThis all started back in july of 08 when i got my first + elisa and a inconclusive on the WB, I was retested a week later at the same place elisa + WB NEG. Had a uni-gold test done that day as well was neg. March of this yesr had another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You and your wife are definitively HIV negative. Your positive ELISA tests are false positives as demonstrated by your subsequent negative HIV tests, including a Western Blot. There are a number of potential Read more »

Tear gas and Elisa test?

Hi doc,can my exposure to tear gas mess up an HIV test? I took tests at days 28, 80, and 96. All were negative. Test at day 28 and 80 were too soon. A few days before the test at day 96 I had a training exercise at work that involved use of tear...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I've been asked about many possible substances that might interfere with HIV test results, but I must admit you're the first to ask about tear-gas!Relax, Max. You can attend all the protest rallies you want and get gassed to the max without it... Read more »

ELISA TEST : Positive, Negative and Indeterminate from the same sample?

Dec. 23 06, I went for a routine HIV test because I started a new relationship with a guy. My ELISA came back positive that night. The next day they called to say my confirmation ELISA came back one indeterminate, the next negative. They sent off...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...It sounds to me as if you are probably negative. The ELISA tests are meant to be screening tests, and may be falsely positive. If this is the case, you could often see a positive or negative Read more »

ELISA test result period

Hi, Please let me know how long it would take for the result of the ELISA test to come out. Are the test results available on the same day or does it take a few weeks. I am aware that the window period for doing the ELISA test is 3 months.
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...antibody test varies depending on the testing facility and their procedures. Results can be available anywhere from several days to two weeks (usually not longer than that). Call the facility where you are interested in getting tested and talk... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...results, the test has usually been done two or more times. The first test is called an "EIA" or "ELISA" test. Before a positive ELISA test result is reported, it is confirmed by another test called a "Western Blot". This is why home test kits... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...the combined accuracy of the antibody test plus the Western Blot is greater than 99 percent. Some antibody tests take a few days for results, but rapid tests are also available that can give results in about 20 minutes. All positive rapid tests... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...or falling, or if you are startingor changing treatment. Many factors can affect your CD4 cell count, including the time of day,stress, your menstrual cycle, and infections such as the flu. If you get aresult back that surprises you or your... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

...cells. The CD4 count is not exact. What Factors Influence a CD4 Cell Count? The CD4 cell value can change a lot. Time of day, fatigue, and stress can affect the test results. It's best to have blood drawn at the same time of day for each... Read more »