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High Thyroid Antibodies And False Negative

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Thyroid Disease and Antibody Testing

I have had a thyroid condition since I was 13 years old -- first overactive now underactive. I take synthroid and my thyroid levels are normal, however I still have an autoimmune thyroid disorder. Can my condition result in a false negative...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...results (neither positive or negative). I have not located information that suggests that autoimmune disease would result in false negative antibody tests.It is important for you to evaluate your risk factors. If you think that you are at... Read more »

Dr Bob, I need you!!!

Dr.Bob,I had a high risk exposure in May of 2000. I have since found out he is a iv drug user. I... Read more »

4th time, pls help

Hello DoctorWell come back,I have asked this question 3 times before and i know you are quite busy,... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...in batches, so you may have to wait one to two weeks for results. Beyond the Window Period ELISA tests are very rarely "false negative." This means if you have a negative test result, and you had met the Window Period guidelines after the... Read more »
The Well Project

Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

...cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood is importantfor the body to function properly, having too much is unhealthy. Having highlevels of lipids is called hyperlipidemia. Hyperlipidemia and HIV There are many possible causes for high... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...anywhere from two to eight weeks to make antibodies. If you are tested in this "window period," you may get an unclear result or a false negative. There is another type of test called the RNA test, which detects the virus directly. The RNA test... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...cannot tell you if you have HIV infection. The sample you collect must be tested by a laboratory. Some special cases can give false or unclear results: Children born to HIV-positive mothers may have false positive antibody test results for... Read more »
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so ELISA tests NEVER give a false negative?

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

face it, there are false negatives

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Face it...there are false negatives I know of a number of people who have had repeated hiv Elisa tests come back negative over a period of years only Read more »

False negatives

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...know if we had one if after your negative you do not get tested again? I do not understand this. Anybody have any stats on false negatives? Thank you everybody!! Read more »

Negative PCR and antibody, I am still worried HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I took a PCR test and a antibody test at 6 weeks (42 days) with LabCorp and I am still worried. I hear about HIV-2 and think I need to get tested for that also. Read more »