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Chances of false negative elisa???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Tested negative almost 5 months (145 days) after exposure and got a negative elisa. What are the chances that this is a false negative? Should i have another test? Going NUTS! Read more »

so ELISA tests NEVER give a false negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Is this statement correct? Read more »

elisa false positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
kindly advise ,whether negative western blot after 2 positve elisa at 2 different labs.

what are chances of being positive , as both the labs comes out with negative western blot test

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1 in 250 chance of false negative

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
The following is from memory so please feel free to correct me if the following info is wrong

The tests that we are taking are 99.9% accurate, false positives accrue more often than false negatives I seem to remember from somewhere that when you... Read more »

Chances of False Positives? Maybe Im In Denial

Posted by Kirkhaven1, 5 Replies
Hi there TB!
I do not know if this is my denial or if it is just being hopeful. In any case, i was diagnosed Positive by the use of a rapid and then a secondary test, i am not sure if it was an ELISA? but after the second positive, 2 vials of my... Read more »
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Could my meds have caused false negative ELISA's?

Dr. Horwath,I keep seeing references to some antidepressants suppressing the immune system and HIV antibody production - this raises the question whether they can cause false negative HIV ELISA tests. I am on 20 mgs of Remeron per night, 10 mgs. of...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I have no reason to believe that these medications could cause a false negative on the ELISA test. The ELISA test is highly sensitive, and very unlikly to miss a true HIV antibody response. The main question in testing is making sure enough time... Read more »

Elisa Results +ve and reactive (FALSE POSITIVE ELISA AND PREGNANCY)

Dear Rob,I am 37 year old happily married man and have been married for more than eight years. We have two sons, eight and six.My wife is 20 weeks pregnant. She went for all sorts of tests as per norm, but to our schock the Elisa results came back:...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Positive/reactive ELISA results must always, always, always be confirmed with a more specific test (Western Blot or immunofluorescent assay) before the person is labeled HIV positive. That your wife's gynecologist may not realize this is... Read more »

Is two months viral load equal to six months elisa? 99.8% negative is not false negative?

Is two months viral load equal to six months elisa? 99.8% negative which is not a false negative?...
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
I don't think the study has been done to answer that question.MH... Read more »

chances of false positive hiv result?

Hi there,A couple of days ago I had a hiv test which I believe it was Elisa testing. Unfortunately, the first test came up positive. They had done the second test and it became negative, followed by the third test was also negative. The doctor was...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiWith your second and third test being negative, the first test was a false positive. I know waiting for the RNA test is hard, but I really believe it will be negative as the following 2 test were negative.Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »
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