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A 24-year-old male asked:

Is a pcr rna test for hiv the same as a nucleic acid test? a doctor has told me this is no more accurate than a duo test after 28 days post exposure..

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: PCR RNA for HIV and nucleic acid test are the same. Nucleic acids tests are both more sensitive and specific than antibody and antigen (DUO) tests.

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