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Accuracy Of Pooled NAT Testing For Hiv

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PCR Pooled Nat and ARS symptoms

Thank you for reading. I had a low to medium risk exposure, but developed a lot the ARS symptoms 17 days after the exposure. Feeling like i knew something was wrong. My question is, I took a Pooled NAAT PCR test at 20.5 days after exposure, as well...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

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HiThe testing guidelines for HIV are to be initially tested at 3 weeks post exposure and then again at 90 days. As long as there are no other exposures happened during this time frame than the results are conclusive.My recommendation would be to... Read more »

What is the NAT test?

I read in Men's Fitness that the NAT test can detect the virus from 5-10 days as oppossed to... Read more »

question about a certain test they do in British Columbia (NAT TESTING)

Dr. Frascino,First off i'd like to commend you on the great work your doing and the patience... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves First Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) System to Screen Whole Blood Donors for Infections With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

The Food and Drug Administration has licensed the first nucleic acid test (NAT) system intended for screening donors of whole blood and blood components intended for use in transfusion. This test system can simultaneously detect the presence of HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Head-to-Head Comparison of Accuracy of a Rapid Point-of-Care HIV Test With Oral Versus Whole-Blood Specimens: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

In the current study, the researchers sought to establish whether a convenient, non-invasive HIV test that uses oral fluid was accurate compared with using the same test with blood-based specimens. The systematic review and meta-analysis compared... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Transfusion of Blood Safer From HIV Than Ever

The introduction of nucleic acid amplification testing (NAT) for HIV by the South African National Blood Service has significantly cut the risk of being infected through transfusion, an SANBS official said recently. The remark followed reports of a... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approval of NAT for Detection of HIV-2, HIV-1 Groups O and M, and Hepatitis B and C

On December 30, 2008, FDA approved the first nucleic acid test (NAT) that screens for the presence of two divergent types of HIV in donated blood plasma and human tissue. Nucleic acid is the term commonly used to refer to the chemical compounds that... Read more »
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NAT testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know anything about Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) I was told that blood banks use it to seek the virus in donated Blood. How effective is it? I have had numberous negitive Elisa test from home Access over the past six months( with no risky... Read more »

hiv rna / nat testing

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
does this test cuts the window period , I took this type of test out too 19 months neg not detected and neg elisa and wb's. thanks god bless Read more »

NAT testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What exactly is NAT testing? I have heard that blood banks use this technology to test the blood supply to make sure it is safe.
I have recieved a 13 week negative so I'm good to donate but still a little gun-shy. I guess I am just wondering how... Read more »

Testing for Hiv-accuracy of test after Exposure!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Anyone please help with this one!! IF you had a possible exposure to Hiv, how long Before Tests will pick up the infection, and how accurate are the rapid Hiv tests against the Elisa tests? If you are Elisa negative at 8 weeks after infection and 12... Read more »