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How Accurate Is A Pcr Test For Detecting Hiv

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PCR DNA testing, is it accurate???

I asked the CDC if the PCR DNA test was accurate for the detection of HIV and their response was "NO". They said that there are several reasons why listed below.1. The competency of the lab performing the test.2. How the sample was...
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
The answer from the FDA in your first 1-4 are correct. For the next 3, in a reliable lab, if both tests are negative after 2-4 weeks of exposure, I would say the person is not infected. I have never seen a person with a negative PCR that was... Read more »

is qualitative immunoassay test accurate for detecting hiv?

hi dr. bob,I've been writing to you almost everyday 3months ago but I haven't received... Read more »

how accurate hiv dna pcr test after 40 days..?

Hi Doctor, I had hiv dna pcr test at 40th day after having unprotected sex with unkonwn Girl i am... Read more »
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Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

My name's Chris Pilcher and I'm a HIV researcher from UCSF [University of California, San Francisco]. I'm principally interested in HIV diagnostics and particularly in detecting and managing acute HIV infection. The poster is appropriately titled,... Read more »
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How Accurate Are Rapid HIV Tests? Study Finds Blood Tests Slightly More Accurate Than Oral Tests

Rapid HIV tests perform slightly worse when testing oral samples in comparison to blood, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Jan. 24. Researchers from Canada, led by Nitika Pant Pai, M.D., of McGill... Read more »
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HPV Test More Accurate Than Pap Test at Detecting Cervical Cancer, NEJM Studies Say

Human papillomavirus tests are more accurate than Pap tests in the detection of cervical cancer and precancerous changes in the cervix, according to two studies published on Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine , the Wall Street Journal... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Seattle Department Finds OraSure HIV Test to Be Less Accurate Than Label Claims

A report by Public Health -- Seattle and King County in Washington state has found that testing with OraSure Technologies ' OraQuick test provides less accurate results than the label claims, Bloomberg reports. The OraQuick test is the only... Read more »
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how accurate is hiv dna test

Posted by gpboy, 1 Reply
i have given hiv dna pcr test on 9th day after probable exposure.

i am waiting for the results in next two days. can any one say how much i can trust this test results? Read more »

How accurate are PCR tests?

Posted by SoStupid, 1 Reply
Hi everyone...

Well, I'm starting to realize that I'm going to be nuts by 3 months of waiting. My question is simple and to the point: How accurate are PCR tests? I've heard a lot of conflicting statements, but it seems that if you get a good... Read more »

How Accurate is CRP Test at 10 days post exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi Everyone:

At 10 days post exposure my CRP test was 0.7% which the Dr. says is pretty much no HIV possible. What have you guys heard? Read more »

HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... Read more »