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Query about accuracy of elisa test - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: HIV and AIDS
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Dear doc.
User :   How accurate is hiv test elisa 4.generation after 8 weeks?
User :   i take one of 5 weeks and 8 weeks, must i make a retest?
Doctor :   its not 100% accurate thats why we have a confirmatory test called as WESTERN BLOT
Doctor :   you can just take that
User :   so the the test after 8 weeks it was a kombi test with ak and p24 antigen
User :   it was negative
Doctor :   ok then you are fine
Doctor :   if antibody test came negative then its ok
User :   whats up with the 12 weeks? must i make a retest?
User :   no its a combo test from elisa 4. generation come back negativ
Doctor :   its advisable as some times HIV is not detectable upto 3 months
User :   ok but the combo test ist acurrate at 8 weeks?
Doctor :   so you should take it
Doctor :   it is but again NOT 100%
User :   want do you thing %?
Doctor :   after 12 weeks its CONFIRMED
Doctor :   yes or no
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