Diagnostic Tests For Hiv
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Western Blot tests should only be run to confirm a repeatedly reactive (positive) ELISA (or EIA or rapid test). It should not be used as a diagnostic tests without a positive initial screening test, due to the possibility of false-positive or... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineThe usual battery of tests includes: CD4 count/percent, HIV viral load, standard blood counts (white, red blood cells, platelets), Chemistry panel including lipid panel (total, LDL, and HDL cholesterol, tryglycerides), liver panel (liver enzymes... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineThere are many tests available in a research only capacity that can measure global or very specific function of CD4 cells. They are labor intensive and expensive. It is unclear as to when they would have wide spread availability.... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,First of all, I agree with your doctor: Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent.Second, if indeed there was a potential HIV exposure, the recommended HIV-screening test for diagnosis is an HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark. HIV plasma... Read more »
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Posted by dontbelieveit, 1 ReplyI just spoke to the Dr that performed my test at Quest Diagnostics and asked him a bunch of questions.
Q1. What generation test was performed.
A. The most current test. (He never said rather it was 3rd or 4th).
Q2. What does the test check for?
A... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyAlthough Jocko's info, as-far-as the validity of a PCR DNA is correct, his "source" of where that info is
coming from is wrong.
Quest Diagnostics contracts with a lot of "draw stations" and "organizations" such as "AIDS Specialized
testing aka HIV... Read more »
Posted by team1, 1 Replyi had a recent urine test that showed no presence of white blood cells -> no bacteria (does this also mean i have no bacteria there? ruling out also NSU/NGU?)
ive tested - for chlam/gonnor.
but i still feel a slight tingling when i urinate. but... Read more »
Posted by ghoneer, 2 Repliescan i received any ansewer please.!!! Read more »
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