Is fourth generation elisa combo test conculsive?
Is the fourth generation elisa combo test very conculsive around 3 - 4 weeks? I just checked yesterday and result is negative today. But I had the symptoms these few days like low fever , white tongue, and swollen gland not feel well. So is the test result ok or not?
Very worry. Need help!
Better but not final confirmatory.
Thank you for query.I am Dr Bharatesh D Basti answering your query.
Window period is the duration between infection and production of antibodies usually between 30 to 45 days occasionally extends to 180 days.
4th generation Elisa are an advancement in screening and can detect even P24 antigen along with antibody simultaneously earlier to western blot by 26 days.
If some doubtful symptoms creating fear in patients NAAT (RNA nucleic acid amplification testing) or polymerase chain reaction (PCR) may be done for final confirmation.
You can get back for any clarification.
Thank you all the best.
Thank you may you be healthy always
Is that mean the 3 weeks test result of the fourth generation of elisa combo test ia reliable?
Any idea why i will have the symptoms if my resulf is negative. put this intpo the pain
Reliable but not fully confirmatory
Thank you for query.
Elisa fourth generation is reliable but is not final confirmatory as you are in window period.
Final confirmation can be by:
You can either repeat Elisa 4th generation after say 4 to 6 weeks
else go for NAAT test or PCR test for confirmation now.
Symptoms may be related or not related to HIV.There may be other infectious causes also for this.
So relax and decide about next step.
If your doubts are clarified please close the discussion or else you can get back.
If watchful care will subside.
Thank you for follow up query.
It depends on cause.It may subside or recurr .So take symptomatic treatment like antipyretics as and when required.Consult doctor if antibiotics (like cotrimaxazole)are needed.
If your clarifications are cleared please close the discussion .You can get back if needed.
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