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DNA per tests came NON-DETECTIVE, 15 days after my exposure. How accurate is that? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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User:hellow doctor
User:This s XXXXXXX
Doctor:How can I help you
User:i spoke to u 2 weeks back
User:about dna pcr test
Doctor:tell me XXXXXXX
User:i came NON-DETECTIVE AFTER 15 days after my exposure
User:how much is that accurate
Doctor:It is extremely accurate'
Doctor:The chances of a false negative are extremely low
User:IS IT any possible can i turn in to odd like posite ?
User:positive ?
Doctor:as Dr. XXXXXX had told you earlier
Doctor:You can get it repeated aftre 28 days
Doctor:of exposure
Doctor:What was the date when you were exposed?
User:feb 11
User:now its 23 rd day
Doctor:Then you have 2 options XXXXXXX
User:tel me
Doctor:You can get the test repeated in 5 days
Doctor:Or after 3 weeks
Doctor:Or after 3 weeks, you can get an ELISA done
User:i am confuse in elisa tests
Doctor:Actually these tests detect the antibodies against HIV
User:what is duo tests , what s p24
Doctor:They are the tests which are commonly used to detect HIV
Doctor:However, they would take about 6 weeks to become positive
Doctor:Thiss is called the window period
Doctor:During this window period, other tests like PCR and p24 would become positive
Doctor:So I would suggest that you get the PCR test repeated in 5 days
Doctor:So that all doubts can be set aside
Doctor:although it is extremely unlikely that you were infected
User:ok madam
User:for 16 days i was negative
Doctor:I understand your anxiety XXXXXXX
User:i wil go for pcr at 28 days , if it came negative so its conclusive
Doctor:as of now it's pretty conclusive
Doctor:But if the 2nd test is negative, you can set aside all fears
User:ok madam
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