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Rapid test for HIV, reliable? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   please proceed with your query.
User :   actually it is regarding that report.I got the report on my email id.The name of the test is elisa hiv 1 hiv 2 test for antibody.The report says they recieved at 9.43 and reported at 11.48.Do you think it is rapid test.
Doctor :   give me a couple of mins to read your query
User :   secondly i asked at another clinic they also say if you give sample in the morning the report gets available at 5.30.
Doctor :  
yes , it is a rapid test
Doctor :   rapid tests are read as early as 20 mins
Doctor :   so do not worry they are reliable values
User :   since this is also a reputed hospital.i also conformed with other good clinics they also say if you give sample before 10 reports are availble after 5.30 and this hospital also says that only.But since i read that report clearly had this doubt.
Doctor :   you can rely on them
User :   and normally every clinic says this is elsia test for antibody not a rapid test.
Doctor :   did you speak to the laboratory person whom reported the test?
Doctor :   they will be able to tell you what test it was
User :   he said it is not a rapid works on same principle and is is the initial test for screening if they recive any postive test then the conform it with western blot
Doctor :   yes, since they have assured it is authentic , I would say go by the reports
User :   he said since we recived your sample early and team started working on it and made it availbe in 2 hrs.otherwise in other labs they collect all the samples and give report in evening.
Doctor :   yes , it is upto the lab to do the tests based on the relevant details , if they have given you the reports , I t will be in view of full scrutiny and in detail only , so it is an authentic one
Doctor :   you should not have any doubts about the reliability of it
User :   sir have you heard of columbia hospital they have hospital in bangalore also.i did it there only,
Doctor :   yes , they are reliable
Doctor :   they are a reputed hospital
Doctor :   you can rely on the reports
User :   thank you so much.i get a additinal respiriratry when i talk to you.
Doctor :   thank you for consulting me
Doctor :   i hope i cleared your doubts
User :   yes sir thanks and bye.
Doctor :   you can chat again for other queries
Doctor :   take care
User :   sure
Doctor :   Bye for now
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