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accuracy of rna pcr and dna pcr??(2)

In question Q45855.qna you replied that the accuracy of rna pcr is 100 if infection is present after 1 month. Then, what is the accuracy of dna pcr after one month of possible infection? Orthe test results after one month is reliable enough in...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It is possible to estimate in "possible infection". My comments are limited to those published observations where people who are HIV antibody positive, have samples analyzed by these methods. That is much different than estimating accuracy... Read more »

PCR-DNA or PCR-RNA

When using PCR, is PCR-DNA or PCR-RNA a better test for pre-seroconversion diagnostic? Thanks for... Read more »

Is bDNA PCR = DNA PCR?

Dear Dr. Holodniy:Please keep up the wonderful, life-savings work you have been doing. I... Read more »
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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 »

Negative PCR DNA at 8 weeks

Posted by sunkyst, 2 Replies
I just got the results of a PCR DNA test at 8 weeks and a negative HIV antibody test. Does this mean I don't have HIV or do I need more testing? Read more »

Advise on PCR-DNA

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it the PCR-DNA test or are the PCR and DNA test different tests?

Is this test worth it? I did find a place close to me who gives it for 345.00 (ouch!).

Does this test produce a lot of false positives and negatives?

I have a month to go before my... Read more »

PCR-DNA

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is the PCR-DNA test conclusive if taken 4-5 weeks after possible exposure to HIV? Will I need to test again?

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