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LabCorp only use's 2nd Generation Test???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Has anyone heard that LabCorp(one of the biggest Lab's in america) use's second generation test's??? WTF??
How could a compant of that scale use a test thats over 10-15 years old??? Has anyone else used LabCorp?? Do they even Offer 3rd generation... Read more »

Lab Corp

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it standard that a test sent to Lab Corp would be tested fot HIV1 &2? Read more »

Lab Corp What Generation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
There is a laboratory called Lab Corp
They did the testing on a friends HIV Test EIA
Does anyone know if they use 3rd generation
Thanks

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30 test from Lab Corp

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just noticed several comments about versions of tests being used. I have not clue what all that means. I had a 30 negative test. It was done by lab corp. Are the results meaningful? Is this test not as sensative as those used elsewhere? Read more »

Still worried.. got 6 weeks result from lab corp

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,

I had sex with a hooker 6 weeks ago, we were using condom, but I am not sure if the condom was latex or not (she provided it)
Start to have headache and low fevers(98 degrees), also night sweats for 2 nights at the 5th weeks after the sex. I am... Read more »
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LabCorp Scare Put To Rest

Hi Dr. Bob,This is the same person who posted about a website called "LabCorpsucks.com. I called the LabCorp in my town that did my actual test and they were very helpful and put me through to the lab supervisor. She was very caring and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey J.M.,I'm delighted your fears have appropriately been put to rest. I absolutely agree with your statement, ". . . you can't believe everything you read on the net, there are a lot of kooks out there..." Just tonight I read on... Read more »

oraquick Advance and LabCorp EIA

Now 10 years post exposure I have tested negative with Oraquick Advance Oral and LabCorp EIA. Yet, i still don't trust the tests because of symptoms. And, I do have a LYMPH of 1300 which was 1800 about 8 months ago. Any advice?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Advice? Sure. Trust your test results, not your symptoms! Your naughty nookie was a decade ago! Frevinsakes!Dr. Bob... Read more »

Lab Corp Results for Hepatitis C

I recently had blood work done by lab corp to test for hep c and the result reads as follows: Hepatitis C quantitation 119,960 IU/ml HCV under the heading HCV RT-PCR, Quant (Graph) then under the heading HCV Genotyping non reflex Hepatitis C...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
The quantitative RT-PCR test result indicates that you have hepatitis C virus circulating in your blood and being produced in your liver cells. A level less than 400,00 IU/ml is considered a low viral load; someone with chronic hepatitis C with a... Read more »

rapid test negative and lab test positive, how come ?

I live in Hong Kong,I did an HIV test, first they made a rapid test (taking blood from my finger) and the result after 20 minutes comes out NEGATIVE. In same time they take sample of my blood to do other lab test (I think the classic ELISA or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Unfortunately I cannot explain the logic (or lack thereof) of your recent testing in Hong Kong! Certainly if you had a negative rapid test three months or longer from your last potential HIV exposure, I would consider it to be conclusively... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Second Peace Corps Volunteer Reports Being Discharged After Testing HIV-Positive, Washington Post Reports

Washington Post columnist Stephen Barr on Friday examined the case of a second Peace Corps volunteer who said she was discharged from service after testing HIV-positive. Rebecca Coulborn, a former volunteer in Burkina Faso, said she was required... Read more »
American Civil Liberties Union

Peace Corps Agrees to Stop Discriminating Against Volunteers With HIV

New York -- After pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union, the Peace Corps has agreed that it will no longer terminate volunteers just because they have HIV. The ACLU demanded the policy change on behalf of a volunteer who was sent home... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

International Community Should Create "HIV/AIDS Corps" to Speed AIDS Drug Distribution, Institute of Medicine Report Says

The international community should create an "HIV/AIDS Corps" similar to the U.S. Peace Corps to expedite HIV prevention, testing and treatment in developing countries, an Institute of Medicine committee on Wednesday said, the Atlanta... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Should Not Be "Barrier" to Peace Corps Service, Editorial Says

HIV/AIDS should not be a "barrier" to serving in the Peace Corps , a Washington Post editorial says in response to a recent article by Post columnist Stephen Barr about the organization's policy regarding HIV-positive volunteers ( Washington... Read more »