A 29-year-old member asked:
what are the steps for hiv testing using a pcr?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Steps?: I'm not sure what you're asking. The "steps" are that you have your doctor order it, go to the lab, hold our your arm, and get the blood drawn. The more complicated question has to do with the indication for the test: who needs it and when. If that's what you're asking, please repost the question.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
How long do the the results of PCR HIV testing take?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pathology 49 years experience
Testing in one day: The actual test can be done in one day. Often the labs batch tests and may not run the test every day. Ideally the results should be available the same day the specimen is collected.
4687 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 10, 2012
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