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Is Pcr Dna Accurate After 28 Days

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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 not sure about her status.. After reading so many article and forums hiv dna pcr test is very accurate after 28 days of exposure in my case i have...
Shannon Southall

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HiThe testing guidelines for HIV are to be initially tested at 3 weeks post exposure and then again at 90 days. As long as there are no other exposures happened during this time frame than the results are conclusive. PCR RNA test is a great test to... Read more »

DNA PCR tests, when/if 100% accurate?

With DNA PCR testing, when would you say that this test is 100% accurate and conclusive after an... Read more »

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... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HPV Test More Accurate Than Pap Test at Detecting Cervical Cancer, NEJM Studies Say

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HHS Should Enforce Federal Law That Abstinence Education Programs Teach "Medically Accurate" Information, ACLU Letter Says

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

DNA Testing Method Can Identify Twice as Many Throat and Rectal Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Infections as Traditional Bacterial Culture

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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 »

DNA PCR Qualitative Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can somebody tell me the accuracy of DNA PCR Qualitative tests? If they are accurate when should they be got done at the earliest? I have read that they are not advised due to high false positive results. If so, then if result is negative is it... Read more »

DNA PCR

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
OK This is the story. After little over a month of my last exposure I had a Elisa test (negative) and 16 days after the Elisa a DNA PCR. For the DNA I called a number the CDC hotline gave me for Specialized Testing. The DNA PCR came back negative... Read more »