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Query on ECLIA test - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Answered : 37 Questions
User :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Proceed with your qury
Doctor :   'query
User :   is ECLIA test reliable
Doctor :   Yes, it is
User :   I mean at 86 days
User :   is it as good as ELISA
Doctor :   It is an equally competent test
User :   is this new technology
Doctor :   It is not much used like ELISA
User :   any reason
User :   I got it done from SRL
User :   p24Antigen + hiv antibodies using eclia tech
User :   result says negative
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   that is good
Doctor :   congrats for that
User :   should I go for elisa
Doctor :   not required
Doctor :   this is a newer version
Doctor :   and is good enough
User :   you mean ECLIA is a newer version
Doctor :   yes
User :   how good is ELISA (RAPID)
User :   i got this also done simultaneously
Doctor :   elisa rapid method is good as well
Doctor :   nothing negative about it
User :   ELISA (RAPID) at 86 days non-reactive
Doctor :   You have been explained about it in the previous chat about the Elisa rapid
Doctor :   Do you remember that?
User :   if you can reassure me.............grateful
Doctor :   Sure
Doctor :   Elisa rapid is a reliable test
Doctor :   and tests for the most prevalent subtypes of HIV
Doctor :   no need to doubt the result
User :   does it include subtype C............which is prevalent in india
Doctor :   yes
User :   my ELISA (RAPID) says HIV-1 Antibodies non-reactive & HIV-2 antibodies non-reactive
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   that is the right interpretation
User :   ECLIA will also check for all subtypes
User :   or the common ones
Doctor :   the common ones
Doctor :   shall be done by the ELISA rapid method
Doctor :   the normal Elisa or Eclia shall test for all subtypes
Doctor :   You should speak to Dr.xxxxx
Doctor :   shall be helpful for your reassurance
Doctor :   I would recommend you to speak to him over phone
Doctor :   I shall give you the link
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW
Doctor :   Are you with me?
Doctor :   I have to close the window as you are not responding
User :   hello dr
Doctor :   You can chat with our doctors 24/7 for medical queries
User :   connection prob
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   So did you get my lines about Dr.xxxxxx
User :   he is a Psychiatrist
User :   he is not HIV speciaist
Doctor :   Yes, but he has experience in treating the mental setback due to the fear of infection
Doctor :   Psychiatrists are a part of HIV treatment
Doctor :   if you are not aware of
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other questions?
User :   no dr.
User :   thank you
Doctor :   thanks for consulting, bye for now
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