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Major Bob:Oraquick Tests vs. Normal Blood Elisas

Hey Doc, Ground Control again..I had a question about Oraquick Test vs. Elisas. The Oraquick which is the 20 min. fingerstick test, is it as accurate/sensitive as an Elisa? I'm trying to convince myself that I am HIV neg..I've had multiple Elisas...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Control,Yes, OraQuick 20-minute rapid tests are very sensitive and accurate. A negative test is considered as conclusive as a negative ELISA. However, a positive rapid test needs to be confirmed by the standard serologic tests before being... Read more »

"weakly positive" elisa after blood transfusion

HI.I'm a 3rd year medical student who has had what my PCP describes as a "weakly positive" elisa. A... Read more »

Low White Blood Cell Count & ELISA, DNA-PCR

What, if any does a low white blood cell count have on antibody production and ELISA testing at 6... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...the first screening tool. It is inexpensive and very sensitive for detecting the presence of HIV antibodies. In most cases, a blood sample is tested, but other types of ELISAs that use saliva and urine have also been developed. The actual ELISA... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...produced by the immune system to fight a specific germ. Other types of HIV test look for signs that the virus itself is in the blood. When people already know they are infected with HIV they might get other "HIV" tests. These measure how quickly... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...tests don't really tell anything about a person's health." The reality: Viral load measures the amount of HIV in a person's blood. Many studies have shown that people with high viral loads are much more likely to become ill or die than those... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular Read more »
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No rapid test is as good as ELISA.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...the tests works. No rapid test will ever be as accurate as ELISA. For example, the rapid test uses just one or two drops of blood. The ELISA uses a lot more, which may lead to more antibodies in the sample... that's just one of the facts. I... Read more »

Anyone, positive WB initially positive by rapid t

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...with a positive person, need to know if any of you, with posivive results WB, tested initially positive by rapid test (not ELISA) Read more »

can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test?

Posted by Anonymous
...can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test like testing for ur hematology and and blood chemistry? a blood test not specifically for HIV like the ELISA test. Read more »

follow for worried like u about ars

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...the cough is not dry during the day but at night it is dry. it has been almost 8 weeks since exposure. i took a 25 day elisa negative and a 28 day pcr negative. this cough/cold started seven weeks after exposure. so i am hoping i did not get... Read more »