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Direct Agglutination Test
Is hiv-1-pcr quantitative and HIV RNA PCR quantitative same tests?can DNA PCR test be quantitative?
HSV 1 positive through blood test =[LIAISON assay using chemiluminescence immunoassay (CLIA) tech.] Index=1.47, how likely is it false positive?
Which specimen is require for direct fluorescent antibody and immunoassay test for detecting c.Trachcomatis?
Pcr blood test for hsv1 & hsv2 both negative 7 weeks post exposure. Is this a reliable test vs igg antibody testing?
C.trachomatis RNA TMA Result: Detected. Standard range: Not detected. Test performed using the Aptima Combo2 (R) assay gen-probe(r)
You have chlamydia: "Detected" means the test found chlamydia -- i.e. a positive result. Return to the doctor or clinic where the test was done for treatment. (If you tested yourself at a lab, see a doctor or clinic ASAP.) Your current or recent sex partner(s) also need treatment. Good luck! ...Read more
Is LABCORP "Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Antibody Verification" test used as was used riba test for ruling out/in false positive hep C HCV antibody results?
Both test Ag-Ab rxns: Direct Coombs will test for the reaction using the patient’s RBCs, if there is a reaction, then the direct test is positive, used to test for autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Indirect Coombs test uses the patient’s serum (not rbcs) which is added to rbcs that are known to have a certain antigenicity, positive in cases of hemolytic diseases of the newborn, mother's serum against baby's RBCs, ...Read more
Very accurate: The elisa assay is one of the longest standing tests for antibodies to hiv. Positive results must be confirmed using western blot or other tests. If negative at 3 wks you should be retested at 3 and 6 months to be absolutely certain, but those latter tests are rarely positive if the 3 wk test was negative. Be safe. Have only protected sex until both partners assuredly negative, and monogamous. ...Read more
A test: for a certain autoimmune condition. it's important to understand that these blood tests need to be interpreted carefully in the context of your symptoms and exam findings. a positive test doesn't necessarily mean you have the condition. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Chemiluminescence is an indicator in many immuno- assays. It is not a test per se. ...Read more
Hiv ab,1/2, eia with relx result repeatedly reactive. HIV 1/2ab differentiation w/refl hiv1 antibody negative hiv2 antibody negative. pos or neg hiv?
It depends: In a situation like this you have one positive test and one negative test. The lab should run a tie-breaker test (HIV RNA) to give you a real answer. Also, the first test may be an older test 2nd or 3rd generation) instead of the latest 4th generation) test. It also depends on if you have flu-Like symptoms. Seek help from a specialist in HIV who can help you understand. ...Read more
52 days post exposure.What test to take HIV 1 RNA PCR qualitative or quantitative. And does this test detect both HIV 1 abd 2 type?
Misinformed?: Who told you that your hep c test was false? If you have no viral load that means you cleared an infection. Are you sure you are getting the right advice? ...Read more
Yes: There are 2 reasons for this kind of result: (1) a false positive, or (2) early infection before seroconversion. In someone at low risk for HIV without symptoms, another negative WB in 1 month means there's no infection. In someone at risk or with symptoms of acute infection, a viral load can be helpful. The new 4th generation antigen/antibody tests will eliminate this problem. ...Read more