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Quest Diagnostics Hiv Test Policy

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I went to quest to have some blood work done, I asked about False Negative HIV tests AFTER the window like 2yrs after, he said it can take up to 6 YEARS to test positive!!!!!!! Is this true, do I need to keep testing after my negative...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
That is inaccurate information. Most people test positive 25 days after infection, and virtually everyone will test positive 3 months after infection. In rare cases, a person may take six months or longer to develop a detectable level of... Read more »


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Spoke to Quest Diagnostics Dr!

Posted by dontbelieveit, 1 Reply
I just spoke to the Dr that performed my test at Quest Diagnostics and asked him a bunch of questions.

Q1. What generation test was performed.
A. The most current test. (He never said rather it was 3rd or 4th).

Q2. What does the test check for?
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Quest Diagnostics???'s not them

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Although Jocko's info, as-far-as the validity of a PCR DNA is correct, his "source" of where that info is
coming from is wrong.

Quest Diagnostics contracts with a lot of "draw stations" and "organizations" such as "AIDS Specialized
testing aka HIV... Read more »

Quest Diagnostics

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is Quest the best option for people not wanting to test through a health department or doctors office? I have called the hotline and it seems reputable but expensive. Please offer your opinions

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testing w/ ehiv or other sites using quest?

Posted by Anonymous
There are a couple of sites that you can arrange to go and have a blood drawn for a hiv test at a local Quest Diagnostics. Some of these sites say that they use "1st generation" (and they tell you to test at 3 and 6 months) testing and others "3rd... Read more »