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False Positive Elisa
I've had a false positive elisa. Negative confirmatorys and naat. I rarely ever get sick. Possibility I have a autoimmune disorder cause false positiv?
Does a false positive ELISA mean I have lupus or a the disease? Or could i be healthy and just get these results?
Asked and Answered: Your question has been answered many times already. It is rude and inappropriate to keep asking the same question and ignoring the free and gracious experts who have given of their time and expertise to tell you that you are fully normal, fine and should go live your life. Please come up with something else to ask about or move on. You are HIV negative. Please go live grateful for that blessing. ...Read more
Does false positive ELISA mean the person has autoimmune disease? Do people ever find out why they get these results?
Need more info: Elisa is an acronym for enzyme-linked immuno-sorbent assay. It is an immunological test that can be used for detection of various antibodies, antigens and certain chemicals. You don't mention what your elisa was positive to. Without that information i can't answer your question. ...Read more
Yes, it is possible: Some people may have a biologically false-positive test for hiv, when tested by elisa. Such people usually have a negative or indeterminate confirmatory test, the western blot. That usually happens because of some antibodies that were directed against other organisms recognizing part of hiv. If there is any question, a qualitative HIV dna pcr may put the question to rest. ...Read more
Can healthy individuals get false positive ELISA HIV test? Final question. Does it always mean there's something wrong with someone if they get this.
Yes and No: Healthy people can get a positive screening test for hiv. Screening tests have high sensitivity but not very high specificity. Many issues can cause a false positive including flu vaccination. Mostly the cause of false positive is not known and it is not because there is anything wrong with the person who gets a false positive test. ...Read more
No: No it would not.Get a more detailed answer ›
What can cause false positive ELISA HIV test? 2 confirmatories neg and viral load neg. No bands detected.
Many things: An elisa test for HIV is very sensitive which basically means it is a good test for ruling out HIV and is only reliable when negative. A positive elisa test does not mean someone has HIV and is frequently called a "false positive" there are many causes of a false positive which include liver disease, blood tranfusions, infections, autoimmune disease and dumb luck! ...Read more
False positive ELISA HIV test after 2 years expsure. Autoimmune disease? Will i ever know why? Does this mean something's wrong?
No answer: False positive can be from many reasons including mistaken labeling. If it was a false-positive, there is nothing for you to worry about. It is the false-negative that should worry you. ...Read more
Does a false positive ELISA HIV test mean someone has a autoimmune disease? Or could it be anything? Do people find out why they get these results?
No: While false positives can be from nothing specific, they can be related to infections from other viruses that may make similar antibodies that can react with elisas, but this has to be confirmed with western blot. I personally would ask for two confirmations as it can take up to six weeks for viral levels to be high enough to be sure with the test. Check with infectious disease doc to be safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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