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Does HIV test under ECLIA provide the same results as ELISA?

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Does HIV test under ECLIA provide the same results as ELISA or is there a need to undergo ELISA test also even if the result under ECLIA is negative?
Posted Tue, 8 Oct 2013 in HIV and AIDS
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
same results

Detailed Answer:

ECLIA and ELISA are essentially the same tests. They are synonymous.

Yes, HIV test under ECLIA provides the same results as ELISA. There is no need to undergo another ELISA test for the same.

If your ECLIA test is negative after about 3 months of a risky exposure, then it is conclusive.

There is no need to repeat the test.

Hope this is clear to you.


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