Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
141 Doctors are Online

ECLIA and ELISA test for HIV - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
User rating for this question
Excellent Posted in: HIV and AIDS
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2008
Answered : 3481 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   Hello Doc
User :   Sorry was in a different page
User :   since I was in que
User :   got the call and relaised
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
Please continue
User :   my question is simple. can u please tell me , how relaiable is this eclisa test when compared to Elisa test for HIV
Doctor :  
eclisa test?
User :   eclia
Doctor :  
Do you mean ELISA test
User :   there is an other test called eclia test other than elisa
Doctor :  
Yes
Doctor :  
But the standard test preferred is ELISA
Doctor :  
which has 99% screening senstitiviy
User :   there are a few centres here who do eclia test and they say they are also good sensitive test
Doctor :   electrochemiluminescence immunoassay , it is a different method of assaying the antibodies of the HIV

Doctor :  
I have to go into the thereotical details here
Doctor :  
To make you understand these
Doctor :  
There are different immunoassay tests
Doctor :  
like Radio Immunoassay, Enzyme linked, Magnetic etc
Doctor :  
All are equally reliable
Doctor :  
As all of them that measure the concentration of a substance, using the reaction of an antibody or antibodies to its antigen.
Doctor :   Here ECLIA and ELISA use different substances attached in order to measure the substance they are looking for ( Antibody against HIV)
Doctor :  
Hello are you there?
Doctor :  
Did you follow?
User :   yes doc
User :   I am following
Doctor :  
So I say that ELISA and ECLIA have almost the same sensitivities and equally reliable
User :   ok
Doctor :  
So do not be confused by the names
User :   I was not aware of his eclia test and when the technician gave me the report, I saw this name eclia and asked him if it is a spelling mistake in the priniting report
Doctor :   No it is there
Doctor :  
Nothing to worry about
User :   ok . cool
Doctor :  
Ok?
Doctor :  
Is it reactive or non reactive
Doctor :  
As they are immunoassays, the reports shall be Reactive or Non reactive
Doctor :  
No postive or negative
User :   oh. it is non reactive. this is the 12th time I am getting myself testing
Doctor :   You may stop wasting money now
Doctor :  
I see your chat history
User :   I can say I am have gone little mad due to the fear of HIV a govt doc put in my brain
Doctor :   Why cant you get a Telephonic Health Assessement Done
Doctor :  
We will assess your complete health and give you required suggestion if any
User :   he had made my life hell these four months for a exposure of blood transfusion I had fourteen months back.
User :   I think I should do that
Doctor :  
We have many people coming with such panic and we do Telephonic Health assessment which will go for 30 to 40 minutes
Doctor :  
over phone at the convenience of your time
Doctor :  
and we deliver a report at your email Id
User :   though I know I am safe, that fear is always some where in my mind and it is taking time to go away
Doctor :  
this is at the convenience of your home
User :   oh good
User :   let me do it then
Doctor :  
WWW.WWWW.WW Doctor :  
In this link there is Family Doc- One time edition
Doctor :  
which not only applies to Elderly but people of other age groups
User :   ok
Doctor :  
I think this is the good way you can gift yourself for Christmas / new year
Doctor :  
I hope I can clear all your worries over phone
Doctor :  
and give you detailed picture
Doctor :  
about your problems and solutions
User :   sure. thanks doc.
Doctor :  
Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
User :   whom am I speking with?
Doctor :   Dr. Mazumdar
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
User :   bye dic
Question is related to
Lab Tests
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor