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Is Nat Hiv Test Better

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NAT Testing

I have read about the new NAT testing that is being implemented to screen the USA's blood supply. How are these tests better than what is currently being used? Are these tests going to cover all of the subtypes in the HIV 1 spectrum?...
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
Yes. MH... Read more »

DNA PCR /RNA PCR/ NAT

Can you explain the difference in these tests DNA PCR/ RNA PCR/ NAT? Which are better at detecting... Read more »

HIV NAT, Antigen Testing

Doctor,I have heard that NAT testing and Antigen testing is the most accurate testing yet to test... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approval of NAT for Detection of HIV-2, HIV-1 Groups O and M, and Hepatitis B and C

On December 30, 2008, FDA approved the first nucleic acid test (NAT) that screens for the presence of two divergent types of HIV in donated blood plasma and human tissue. Nucleic acid is the term commonly used to refer to the chemical compounds that... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves First Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) System to Screen Whole Blood Donors for Infections With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

The Food and Drug Administration has licensed the first nucleic acid test (NAT) system intended for screening donors of whole blood and blood components intended for use in transfusion. This test system can simultaneously detect the presence of HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Transfusion of Blood Safer From HIV Than Ever

The introduction of nucleic acid amplification testing (NAT) for HIV by the South African National Blood Service has significantly cut the risk of being infected through transfusion, an SANBS official said recently. The remark followed reports of a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

District of Columbia: Response to HIV Testing at DMV "Better Than Expected"

First-day response to the District's offer of HIV testing at a Department of Motor Vehicles office was "better than expected," said Angela Fulwood Wood, COO of Family Medical and Counseling Service, which is performing the tests. Funded by a... Read more »
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hiv rna / nat testing

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
does this test cuts the window period , I took this type of test out too 19 months neg not detected and neg elisa and wb's. thanks god bless Read more »

NAT testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know anything about Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) I was told that blood banks use it to seek the virus in donated Blood. How effective is it? I have had numberous negitive Elisa test from home Access over the past six months( with no risky... Read more »

NAT testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What exactly is NAT testing? I have heard that blood banks use this technology to test the blood supply to make sure it is safe.
I have recieved a 13 week negative so I'm good to donate but still a little gun-shy. I guess I am just wondering how... Read more »

NAT

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What is an NAT test for HIV? I heard that it is able to detect HIV a lot earlier than any other test. If that is true, why aren't they using it to test for HIV?

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