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P 24 Antigen Positive Negative Pcr

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i'm HBsAg +ve and PCR negative

am i infected, carrier or false ELISA test.thx
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Your surface antigen test should have been automatically reverified so this should not be a false positive.However, if you are not at risk of HBV, Read more »

regarding the validity of dna -pcr antigen test.

don't run away when you are posted with question for which you don't have any answer.I have asked... Read more »

HBSAG PCR NEGATIVE/ ELISA POSITIVE

I have recently found a case of HbsAg with clinical symptoms. Elisa strong positive, AxSym (Meia... Read more »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...Assays 2. HIV-1 Confirmatory Antibody Assays 3. HIV-2 Antibody Screening B. Viral Identification Assays 1. DNA Polymerase Chain Reaction (DNA-PCR) 2. Plasma HIV RNA Assays III. Monitoring Tests A. Lymphocyte Analysis ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Updated Interim Recommendations -- HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents: Considerations for Clinicians Regarding 2009 H1N1 Influenza

...influenza diagnostic tests (RIDTs) and direct immunofluorescence assays (DFAs) are lower than real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) tests and viral culture. A negative RIDT or DFA result does not rule out influenza... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Frequently Asked Questions About AIDS (II)

...table is not drawn to scale. Key: AVS = Acute viral syndrome A = Antigen test PCR = Polymerase chain reaction test [----] = Appears for a limited time only [----> = May continue for long... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...therapy during pregnancy. How Will You Know Whether Your Baby Is HIV Positive? In most regions of Canada, tests such as PCR (polymerase chain reaction), which look for virus in the blood, are used as a rapid and very accurate way of finding out... Read more »
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Can Antibody testing, 2 DNA PCR and a P24 be wrong

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I have had the following NEGATIVE tests: Antibody Tests: 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17 wks Qual. DNA PCR's: 12(HIV-1, HIV-2), 15(HIV-1 Labcorp) wks P24 Antigen: 17wks Read more »

HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
...http://www.acponline.org/journals/annals/15apr98/biohiv.htm. ?We observed that clade A strains [of HIV] were not detected by RT-PCR [Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction] and that clade G-strains were not detected by NASBA [Nucleic... Read more »

Difference between RNA-PCR and RNA-bDNA tests?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anybody know the difference between RNA-PCR and RNA-bDNA tests? Are these tests accurate? Any false negative or false positive results? Are they worth taking to evaluate early HIV infection when possible early HIV infection symptoms are Read more »

Anyone thinking of taking a PCR please read!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Many people on this site debate the use of PCR testing vs antibody testing. The following case proves why one must use ELISA/antibody testing vs PCR testing to prove their Read more »