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Htlv I Ii Western Blot
Diagnostic test: The western blot is a test that identifies proteins from an infectious agent. Probably the best example is the HIV western blot, which is used to confirm a diagnosis of HIV infection in people with positive screening tests (elisa or eia). The screening test can be falsely positive, but in those cases the western blot will be negative. ...Read more
Yes: Of course the lab would be happy to accept your money for repeat testing - but the question is why a repeat western blot. If the elisa antibody screen is negative you do not need western blot confirmation, and if it is positive but the western blot results suggested biological false-positive results, then if you do not believe these, a PCR for viral nucleic acid is the best answer. ...Read more
HIV is Hard to Get: Yes. Of course. It is accurate from six months forward. ...Read more
Lyme ab screen is 1.15 with normal <.90. But western blot is all negative. Why would this be elevated?
Lyme disease : Most likely past exposureGet a more detailed answer ›
What is a western blot test and can it be done to confirm herpes 2? How effect is a blood test compared to the western blot test?
HIV test negative 8 months with Architect™ analyzer and confirmed with western blot test. What are the chances it will turn positive?
Western blot igm bands 23 and 41 were positive but second testing weeks later showed completely negative western blot. False positive?
Not enough data LYME: This is not enough data to diagnose Lyme.It can occur in other conditions and these tests can change. ...Read more
Indeterminate western blot after three years of exposure with p24 and again the same results after one month.is it still window period?
See an HIV expert: This is a complex situation, can't sort it out on this forum with the info you provide. Most people with indeterminate HIV WB results do not have HIV. But indeterminate due to p24 can be found during serconversion, as you seem to know. WB is not usually done any more -- other confirmatory methods are used. If not in the care of an infectious diseases or HIV/AIDS expert, ask for referral ASAP. ...Read more
Had western blot test and had positive IgM p41. Have had unexplainable symptoms for up to a year. Some say this test isn't reliable for lymes diagnosi?
Reliable test: It is a very reliable test. However, a single positive IgM band means nothing. Have you seen a rheumatologist? ...Read more
1 exposure on Jan 4th,2014.Tested NEGATIVE on all 4th Gen. ELISA and HbsAg after 3 Months and 5 Months.Also,tested NEGATIVE after 6 months on ELISA and WESTERN BLOT.Do i need any more test?Please help
Protein assay: Laboratory assay designed to identify a specific protein within a sample (eg serum sample). The biochemical properties of protein enable its passage through a gel matrix across electric current. The specific protein is then identified through detection by antibody. Oddly, there is such a thing as Southern and Northern blots (for DNA and RNA, respectively), but no Eastern blot. ...Read more
High disease area?: The Western Blot is the 2nd (after the ELISA) in a 2-step process. An individual in an area where Lyme disease is common & with high exposure to Lyme-disease carrying tick bite who has been bitten by an engorged tick is highly likely to have Lyme disease if these tests are positive. Without these risk factors, a positive test could be falsely positive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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