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What does non reactive VDRL test mean?

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Posted on Sat, 18 Oct 2014
Question: Hi have done vdrl test n hiv spot tedt hiv test is negative n vdrl test is non reactive what this result mean
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It suggests HIV test and VDRL tests are negative.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX

Report suggests HIV spot test and VDRL tests are negative.You are not suffering from either of these diseases.

However,it is important to know that HIV spot test is not very sensitive.It can miss HIV infection if it is in window period. P24 antigen test can be done for confirmation in window period.
So,you should consult your doctor and its necessity can be discussed.

VDRL test is done for STD's.Further more sensitive tests may be required depending upon clinical findings.

Hope I have answered your question.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
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What does non reactive VDRL test mean?

Brief Answer: It suggests HIV test and VDRL tests are negative. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX Report suggests HIV spot test and VDRL tests are negative.You are not suffering from either of these diseases. However,it is important to know that HIV spot test is not very sensitive.It can miss HIV infection if it is in window period. P24 antigen test can be done for confirmation in window period. So,you should consult your doctor and its necessity can be discussed. VDRL test is done for STD's.Further more sensitive tests may be required depending upon clinical findings. Hope I have answered your question. Further queries are most welcome. Take Care Dr.Indu XXXXXXX