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Non reactive test of HIV 1 and 2 and Elisa - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   your good name pls
User :   hi sir good afternoon
User :   sir actually i dicussed with you my elisa hiv 1 hiv 2 non reactive test.
User :   hello
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   sir does this test take only 30 min to show results.
Doctor :   HIV Rapid test which is similar to ELISA takes 20 to 30 minutes,
Doctor :   while the result of HIV ELISA is available after a day or two.
User :   how accurate is this test i am worried about i need to test agin.
Doctor :   The accuracy of the test depend on when the test is done.
User :   after 10 weeks.
Doctor :   As I had mentioned to you in the past, the results of these test are less reliable during the window period.
Doctor :   For the HIV infection this window period is between 2 weeks to 2-3 months.
Doctor :   The standard guideliness recommend HIV ELISA test after 3 months, if there is a strong suspicion.
Doctor :   10 weeks that is close to 2 and half months can be considered fine.
Doctor :   If you are still worried you can get a repeat of this test after 3 months.
User :   the same rapid test or a different test.
Doctor :   You can ask for HIV 1 and 2 Elisa test and not rapid test.
Doctor :   The results of which will be given to you in a day or 2 after giving the samples.
User :   rapid tests are not authentic.
Doctor :   Rapid test is similar to HIV.
Doctor :   Rapid test is considered during emergency situations such as testing before an emergency surgery.
Doctor :   On routine testing, this is less significant when compared to ELISA.
Doctor :   Hence I suggest you to ask for HIV ELISA test, after 3 months.
User :   but i had asked for hiv elisa hiv 1 hiv 2 test but they gave report with 30 minutes.Are u saying i should not rely on them
Doctor :   Do you have the reports with you.
Doctor :   You can send the scanned report of it
User :   yes i have is non reactive for both hiv1 hiv2 and heb b
Doctor :   I shall confirm the authentication of this test.
User :   it was done at columbia hospital gurgaon
Doctor :   The type of test whether it is rapid or ELISA is mentioned on the report
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