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Testing for Viruses: Yes. Of course. But, it does matter the timing of the tests and the length of time since the possible infectious exposure. ...Read more
HCV: Nowadays with polymerase chain reaction technology it is making "window" periods a less discussed issue. In my practice if I suspected a recent infection (say days to weeks old)..this test would show virons in your blood. Once this virus hits your bloodstream it explodes exponentially. Some people are fortunate that their bodies contain the infection..most do not. ...Read more
Is hiv-1-pcr quantitative and HIV RNA PCR quantitative same tests?can DNA PCR test be quantitative?
Advia hep.C antibody +, HCV RNA -. 3 months later Architect hep C Ab -, HCV RNA -. 2 Hep C Ab Verification tests -.Is Advia hepC Ab test false positiv
Without more info: and only the data you submitted in your question, I would put it together the way you did: the first Advia hepC Ab test was a false positive. I presume other experts who arranged your follow-up testing have suggested the same interpretation. Stay well:) ...Read more
After exposure, 3months HIV quali RNA test negative, not detected.4.5months HIV quick test and ELISA test negative.Are those tests all exclusive?
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?
Advia hep. C antibody +,HCV RNA -. 3 months later Architect hep. C antibody -, HCV RNA -. 2 hep C Ab Verification tests-.Can above person donate blood?
May be: You ought to disclose these results to the blood bank so that they may make a determination on your eligibility to donate along with other health factors. I commend you for considering doing your civic duty. ...Read more
HIV testing: This depends upon the test employed. They are generally both sensitive and specific but false positive results do occur. This question can be overcome with further testing, the most specific being PCR for HIV RNA. You should be seen by an expert in the management of HIV disease. ...Read more
Not reliable enough: 97% of HIV infected individuals will develop antibodies to HIV within 3 months. 3% of HIV patients will take up to 6 months to develop antibodies. Compared to a blood test done in a laboratory Oraquick has an 8% false negative rate. *1 out of every 12 people WITH HIV will be read as negative. The Home Access HIV-1 collection test system which uses a finger stick blood sample is 100% accurate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hepatitis Be Ab :non- reactive
Hepatitis Be Ag:reactive
Hepatitis Bs Ag:non - reactive
Quantitative HBV PCR:not detected what it means?
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
Is Abbott Architect(cmia method) hepatitis c antibody test more accurate than Siemens Advia Centaur hepatatis c antibody test method?
Yes, but...: The HIV RNA tests are checking for the presence of certain parts of HIV. When positive, it can give us an idea of how much HIV is present. Most of the time, when positive, it highly suggests HIV infection. However, in rare instances, there can be false positive tests, which mean that a positive test may represent something else, not HIV. Thus, the best test for HIV is a standard HIV antibody test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When positive: Hiv are tests are conclusive when antibody is detected and confirmed by western blot, HIV viral antigen is detected in blood and/or HIV nucleic acid is detected in blood. A negative test does not rule of HIV infection as there are so called window periods. See this site for more information. http://www.webmd.com/hiv-aids/guide/hiv-aids-diagnosis-tests. ...Read more
hepatitis Be Ab non-reactive
Hepatitis Be Ag: negative
Hepatitis Bs Ag: non reactive
Quantitative HBV PCR : detected
What it means?
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, from what you provided, you could have an early stage infection with hepatitis B. More than 80% of the people recover from the infection on their own. Discuss it with the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer