Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
138 Doctors are Online

Non reactive ELISA test in HIV - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
User rating for this question
Good Posted in: HIV and AIDS
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2009
Answered : 681 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   Hello Doc. I need some clarification.
Doctor :  
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
Doctor :  
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
Doctor :  
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
Doctor :  
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
User :   Good night
Doctor :   please fill the feed back form
Doctor :   thanks for consulting the healthcare magic
User :   bye
Doctor :  
good night
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor