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DNA by PCR not the RNA-WOHL

I took the HIV DNA by PCR test at 37 days post exposure, along with an antibody test. they were negative. based on these results and after a high risk exposure, would you consider it to be conclusive. or is it still possible to be negative. how...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
These tests are accurate. We use antibody testing to determine if a healthcare worker was infected after a needle stick. So we are talking about the same test we use on ourselves. Antibodies to HIV develop with about 12 weeks. Therefore, 97% of all... Read more »

dna pcr test

Hi Dr. Bob,I know that antibody testing is the "gold standard" of testing, but for who... Read more »

Contaminated PCR test

Hi. If a needle was reused when drawing blood for a PCR DNA test, and another person's blood... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nevada Doctor Says Vendor OK'd Needle Guide Reuse

In a half-page ad in Wednesday's Las Vegas Review-Journal, lawyers for Dr. Michael Kaplan said the urologist was following a vendor's instructions when he reused needle guides during biopsies. Kaplan ceased the practice "the moment a question... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rhode Island: Doctor Sanctioned for Reusing Syringes

The Rhode Island Department of Health has sanctioned a doctor it says reused syringes, putting patients at risk for disease. Health officials said Dr. Augustus Marsella reused disposable syringes for vitamin B-12 injections, which he administered... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Fired Mayo Employee Indicted After Hepatitis Spread Through Reused Syringes

A federal grand jury has indicted a former employee of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, who could face life in prison for an alleged drug-theft scheme that reportedly caused five patients to contact hepatitis C virus (HCV), one of whom has died. ... Read more »
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Yet another PCR DNA question!!

Posted by needhelp02, 1 Reply
Please, everyone don't kill me here. I am just trying to find information, that's all. Quest Diagnostics says that the PCR DNA exam could yet false negatives for very low lymphoctyes. Does anyone know if this means just CD4s or all lymphoctyes... Read more »

DNA PCR tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Where does one go for a DNA PCR test and will they usually not be given to you?

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pcr dna or rna?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is the pcr dna better than the pcr rna, which is the more reliable test? 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 »