How Accurate Is The Eia Antibody Test

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P24 ag & Eia hiv antibody question

Dear Dr. Mark , First, I commend you on your dedication to this forum - your hard work is greatly appreciated.1) What do you think the combination of P24 ag test & Eia ab test (Murex 1.2.0 kit),both -, would be 3 months after a high risk exposure in...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

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Stanford University, School of Medicine
...infection, most people with p24 antigen will be negative by then. In some people the p24 antigen is positive 1-2 weeks before the antibody test. By 3 months a PCR test is really no better. Read more »

P24 Ag & EIA hiv antibody question

Dear Dr. , First, I commend you on your dedication to this forum - your hard work is greatly... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...testing tells you if you are infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which causes AIDS. Most of these tests look for "antibodies" to HIV. Antibodies are proteins produced by the immune system to fight a specific germ. Other types of... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...transmission of HIV to the baby. What Are HIV Antibody Tests? As the body fights viruses, the immune system creates antibodies to that virus. HIV antibody tests do not measure or detect the virus itself but instead look for your body's... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...can also avoid unnecessary worrying. What Tests Are Available? If you have been infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The most common HIV tests look for these antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA)... Read more »
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FAQs About HIV Testing From's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...the rapid versions of the EIA or ELISA tests completely accurate? When they say the HIV antibody test is looking for the antibodies, does this mean the body makes antibodies only for HIV? AIDS Symptoms I was so sure I had AIDS... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...analytical sensitivity. Tests to Screen for HIV Infection For the laboratory diagnosis of HIV, the mere presence of specific antibodies signals that infection has occurred. For the diagnosis to be correct, however, detection depends on the use... Read more »

Need advice regarding my HIV antibody test

Posted by goingcrazy1000, 1 Reply
... Should I get tested again? All the other STD's I got tested for were negative, except for Herpes 1. Do most people form antibodies within 4 weeks. I think my last sexual experience was safe, but I am scared for my family. Please offer any... Read more »

Labcorp Testing - Anyone know this anwer?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...What is EIA methodology? I called to see "which" HIV antibody test is performed in their labs, and that was her answer. Not ELISA, and they don't check for HIV2. I am concerned. Someone Read more »

2nd Generation EIA

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...question by Jackie Blue as to why there isn't a 2nd Generation EIA: There actually is, it used Synthetic Peptides to detect antibodies. However due to it's inconsistency it has been shelved a long time ago. The use of the 1st Generation (Viral... Read more »