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Eia Hiv 1 And 2 Testing By Quest Labs

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To those concerned with Quest Labs

Posted by Anonymous
I was reading the posts under First vs. Third and someone posted that Quest labs don't use third generation tests. I tested at my doctors office and requested a copy of the result. The lab that performed the test is called Bio-Refrence and their... Read more »

Is this the EIA test? "coccidioides ab, igG, EIA"

Posted by mbz, 1 Reply
If "coccidioides ab,igG, EIA is in fact the 1st HIV test done on my girlfriends lab. Those results have an observed value of 0.000. If that is indeed the EIA test, Why would they do a Western Blot test if those results did not show anything? Only... Read more »

Quest Labs

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can you get anonymous testing and pay cash if you go directly to a Quest Lab for ELISA/WB and/or other HIV tests?

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To geop and others re: quest labs

Posted by notanonymous, 2 Replies
i did a search on the safe sex forum and found this post. maybe they still offer 1st generation too, i don't know. it might depend on who orders it and what is ordered. i am concerned too, i was told by the third party i ordered the test from it was... Read more »

testing w/ ehiv or other sites using quest?

Posted by Anonymous
There are a couple of sites that you can arrange to go and have a blood drawn for a hiv test at a local Quest Diagnostics. Some of these sites say that they use "1st generation" (and they tell you to test at 3 and 6 months) testing and others "3rd... Read more »
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Hello Ryan. On 10-14-01, a person on this forum claimed that he (or she) was getting his blood tested for HIV over the course of 5 months by a Lab called Quest. He said his doctor called Quest Labs and learned that they were utilizing first...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Thank you for the update. It's difficult for me to comment on communication between doctor and patient and to guess as to what happened in that situation. It is important for patients to talk with their doctors and clarify any information that... Read more »

diffrence between hiv infection and hiv 1/2 eia oositive and confimation negative

i was tested in september and was eia1/2 positive but confimatory westernBlot1 negative so am i called hiv positive or negative? in my lab test report it was written that negative westernBlot does not exclude hiv infection what does it mean? and i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Assuming you had this test taken six months after your last unprotected sexual exposure to your first husband (I'm assuming he died of AIDS), your results would indicate you are definitively HIV negative. A positive EIA and negative... Read more »

Poitive EIA test, negative rapid screening

Hi there, I had to do a routine HIV test for a VISA immigration procedure. The initial EIA test was positive. The lab followed that up with a rapid screening, which came out negative. Now, the blood has been sent for further testing (I assume for a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,False-positive EIA results do occur. I can't give an exact statistical incidence, because it varies somewhat depending on the exact type of test you had performed. That you had a subsequent negative rapid test is very encouraging and... Read more »

The Eternal Quest (HERPES AND HIV, 2010)

Dear Dr. Bob,May I be the first (along with my kitty here draped over my arm while I type) to wish you a "Merry Christmas". Just don't snog to much on the eggnog, OK? :)Well, I pulled out my trusty "BS meter" and wanted to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Janelle,Thanks for the Happy Festivus greeting.Your bullshit meter remains finely calibrated. Humic Acid is indeed another SCAM. I'm confident thunder thigh reduction will be listed on subsequent boxes of this worthless product. Regarding... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rhode Island: Quest Resumes for AIDS Vaccine

Miriam Hospital in Providence, one of six centers chosen to test a new HIV vaccine, seeks 20 people ages 18-50 who can commit to coming to the hospital about once a month for a year to test a new HIV vaccine. The National Institutes of Health-funded... Read more »
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Florida: An Urban Cowboy Travels Daytona Beach's Streets in a Quest to Combat AIDS and Other Diseases

Leroy "Bo Pete" Robinson, a disease-intervention specialist for the Volusia County Health Department, wears a trademark Stetson cowboy hat as he travels the Daytona Beach area giving out condoms, rape awareness posters and water bottles with the... Read more »
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Blood-Test Labs Bypass Doctors, Spurring Debate

In a suburban strip mall midway between downtown Denver and Boulder, there is a place where people can go and order blood tests to detect any number of medical problems, like high cholesterol, diabetes, HIV and prostate and ovarian cancer. It is... Read more »