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Elisa test for HIV - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   Hi , i have a query related to elisa test
Doctor :   Sure

Doctor :  
Proceed with it
User :   I had a routine elisa test 3 weeks back and report was like this - Cutoff value - 0000 and observed was 1.123
Doctor :   Ok

User :   i m sorry cutoof was 3.123
Doctor :   for what infection was it done?
User :   HIV1 and 2
User :   wat is the observed value limit for non hiv
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   Usually tests are interpreted as positive or negative in ELISA
Doctor :  
Havent they done it in your case
User :   It was negative
Doctor :   Fine

Doctor :   No issues with that
Doctor :  
and you can be happy
User :   This test was done after 9 months of exposure
Doctor :   Yes

Doctor :  
It is a good interval
Doctor :  
and is reliable
User :   so i can assume that it is not false negative
Doctor :   No issues

User :   ?
Doctor :  
Yes
Doctor :  
You can safely assume that
Doctor :  
Where was it done?
User :   ?
Doctor :   ?

Doctor :  
I have answered
Doctor :  
what is that question mark for?
User :   Manipal hospital
Doctor :  
Fine
Doctor :  
It is quite reliable
User :   Gt
Doctor :   No problems with it

Doctor :  
Use protective methods
User :   Can i get PCR test also?
Doctor :   Why do you want it now?

Doctor :  
I do not see a necessity for that
Doctor :  
If you are still in doubt
Doctor :  
cross check it with another test from bowring hospital
User :   i have heard that sometime elisa test can give false result
User :   k
Doctor :   A double check is very confirmatory

Doctor :  
Nothing is 100%
Doctor :  
thats why clinical correlation is required
Doctor :   by a medical personnel
User :   where is this bowring hospital
Doctor :   Shivajinagar

User :   k
User :   wat do u mean by clinical correlation
Doctor :  
with a doctor
Doctor :   but that is in a general sense I mean to say
Doctor :  
HIV does not have clinical symptoms in the initial phases
Doctor :   Are you getting it Saurav?

User :   yes
User :   Thx
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Sure
Doctor :  
Proceed with it
User :   I had sore throat kind of symptoms from 1-2 months
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Doctors had prescribed my antibiotic,allergy tablets
Doctor :  
Fine
User :   but still was not getting better
User :   finally i went to home town and crossed checked it there
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   came to know that i have acid reflux problem
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   Have you undergone treatment for that?
User :   so he gave me rabiprazole tablets for almoset 2 months
User :   now its much better
Doctor :   Ok

User :   but still sometime i get some pain while swallowing at the lymph node region
User :   till my ear
Doctor :   Sorry, what is that lymph node region you mean to say
User :   mainly after having meal
Doctor :  
could you be precise in that
User :   right side top in the neck
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   below ear
Doctor :  
May I know your height and weight?
User :   6 ft, 64 kg
Doctor :   Fine

Doctor :  
How is your motions?

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