Window period of DNA PCR testing for HIV - Online Doctor Chats
Doctor : hi
Doctor : how can I help you?
User : Hi, had a query regarding HIV tests
Doctor : plz proceed
User : What is the actual window period with 4th generation tests and DNA PCR testing?
User : Also, are reputed labs like SRL Ranbaxy safe when it comes to using needles for drawing blood
Doctor : the window period will vary from 7 days to 12 days
Doctor : also the needles should be used only once, it is better to get a disposable syringe for the purpose
User : So, if one has a DNA PCR and Antigen/ Antibody test at 60 days (9 weeks), can the person safely rely on the results
Doctor : plz provide your age, gender, occupation
User : 31, Male, Professional
User : The lab used a device called a Vacutainer
Doctor : yes one can rely on the test if it is done after 9 weeks
Doctor : vacutainer is good to use
User : Is it safe?
Doctor : yes but be sure that the seal is broken in front of you
Doctor : take your precaution
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