Nucleic acid test

What is Nucleic acid test?

A nucleic acid test, often called a "NAT", (or nucleic acid amplification test - "NAAT") is a molecular technique used to detect a virus or a bacterium. These tests were developed to shorten the window period, a time between when a patient has been infected and when they show up as positive by antibody tests. The term includes any test that directly detects the genetic material of the infecting organism or virus.

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had xposr with csw in thailand 8 mths ago .immidiately after two days had urethral burning senstain in penis ,this was followed by ARS like...

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Possibly covered those subtypes also

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Thanks for the query.
Usually HIV detecting tests can be devided into three...

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I am a male 30 yrs old. I recently went to a massage parlor and had a naked body to body massage for the first time in my life (7 days ago) . She...

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Please don't worry.There is no risk to get HIV infection.

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Thank you writing in healthcaremagic.

I have read...

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Doc....I am still off the charts anxious...if I wanted to take an early test in the 10th day since exposure please compare the HIV RNA test 9-11...

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Wait for 3-4 weeks if you want to test

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You may take an HIV RNA PCR test (Its a NAAT test i.e Nucleic Acid...

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