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Need clarification: are antibodies not picked up thru urine just the same as blood? (needed to do hiv urine sample for life insurance policy).

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
Urine HIV test: The most common HIV test, the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, or elisa (also called eia), is used to detect HIV antibodies in a sample of the blood. Other versions of the antibody HIV test use a sample of saliva or urine. In clinical practice, blood antibody testing is the method of choice.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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