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

How accurate is Oraquick test to check for HIV?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 1989
Answered : 3421 Questions
Question
can i ask hiv oraquick test
Mon, 7 May 2018 in HIV and AIDS
 
 
Answered by Dr. Kathy Robinson 13 minutes later
Brief Answer:
depends upon how long after the 40 minutes

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
If it was read pretty close to 40 minutes then it should still be accurate. The test itself is very accurate but must be read accurately. If you are not sure I would suggest repeating the test and make sure you read it at the correct time.

The OraQuick test is as accurate (99.9% of the time) at identifying HIV-negative results as blood testing done in a lab by trained professionals. OraQuick is 91.7% accurate at identifying HIV-positive test results.

These test numbers for OraQuick are very good. No test is 100% accurate.
Regards,
Dr. Robinson
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Follow-up: How accurate is Oraquick test to check for HIV? 32 hours later
I read result at 1 hour 20 minutes and the result was shown very clearly in 1 line (negative) can I stil believe the result?
Becus staff of oraquick said that if after 40 minutes , result could be possible change from 2 line (positive) to 1 line(negative). Are the information correct?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Kathy Robinson 31 hours later
Brief Answer:
yes, that is correct

Detailed Answer:
You need to repeat the test and read it at 40 minutes.
Regards,
Dr. Robinson
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an HIV AIDS Specialist

© 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