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Non reactive ELISA test in HIV - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hello Doc. I need some clarification.
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User :   About few days back I got a Eclia test done for HIV it came as non reactive and the count or result was 0.5 and three months back when I got tested it was 0.3 non reactive. why is there a change in number and what are these numbers? Does it mean Eclia has traced more antibodies?
Doctor :  
in the test what matters is whether it is positive or negative
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if it is negative it means it is negative for the presence of the disease
User :   ok/.what are these numbers and why the change
Doctor :   it is some thing to do with the way the test is performed
Doctor :   the test is performed in such a way that at the end there comes a reading
Doctor :  
these are the numbers which you have mentioned
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and the interpretation of the numbers is important and a certain values will be considered as negative and certain values are considered as positive
User :   so does they give different reading wvery time we get checked?
Doctor :   yes
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even the same sample if the test is performed it may give different reading
User :   ok cool . can I know if u don't mind? what do these numbers actually count?
User :   that will be my last question.
Doctor :   it is the number of photons that is present in the sample that is counted
User :   Ok thanks a lot
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