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Reactive Elisa Followed By Different Screening Test

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Dr Robert is an Hiv WesternBlot (ELISA versus WESTERN BLOT tests for diagnostic screening)

Dr Robert is an Hiv Western Blot alot better then reg HIv 1/2 Elisa. Yeah I had My Dr run them both tests and they are Negative. Thanks'
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Western Blot tests should only be run to confirm a repeatedly reactive (positive) ELISA (or EIA or rapid test). It should not be used as a diagnostic tests without a positive initial screening test, Read more »

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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...sensitivity and specificity of these tests; however, the general test methodologies have remained the same (see Appendix B ). ELISAs can be configured to detect antibodies or viral antigens through the use of antigens and antibodies as detection... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...are extremely accurate. However, since rapid tests have a small margin of error (ranging from 1 to 3 per 1,000), all positive (reactive) results have to be put through a confirmatory test. The most common type of rapid test currently in use in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings

...Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas; Jason Leider, MD, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York; Elisa Luna, MSW, Washington, DC; Robert Maupin, MD, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and LSU... Read more »
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initial screening positive but no antibodies?

Posted by dmvcc99, 1 Reply
...Forgive me if this has already been addressed. A week and a half ago I had a regular HIV screening. Not sure if this was ELISA or not, but my guess would be yes as it was through my general physician. From what my Dr. told me, the initial... Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...individuals, or (b) confirmatory (supplemental) assays, which are designed to identify individuals who are not infected but who have reactive screening test results. Accordingly, screening tests possess a high degree of sensitivity, whereas... Read more »

INFORMATION ABOUT ELISA TESTS

Posted by Anonymous
...result does not indicate HIV infection. Jackson and associates[12] followed 99 Western blot-indeterminate blood donors whose ELISAs had been repeatedly negative. After a median of 14 months, 91 were still indeterminate without signs or symptoms... Read more »

NAT testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...(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 exposures in many many months) If I go and donate... Read more »