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Trichomonas Rapid Test
Immunochromatography rapid antibody test negative @42 days.Blood serum CMIA screening [email protected] days(7th week) is 0.15 non reactive. Results conclusive?
Depends: There are better tests available now. The so called 3 dot tests depends on the presence of antibodies and may not turn positive for up to a year after the infection. All positive results need to be confirmed. Test for HIV nucleic acid is more sensitive and specific however, even this test also may not turn positive for about 6 weeks after infection. ...Read more
Likely OK.: I don't know what your history is but if you had/have a herpes infection, you likely would have noticed skin lesions that could be irritating at some point in time. Many times there can be no symptoms but if you have this there would be some kind of outbreak at some point in time. The tests include tzank prep. Of scrapings that show giant cells, cultures are pos. In 48-96 h, elisa+pcr are great. ...Read more
Can you detect spirochete infections(leptospirosis, borreliosis, syphilis) via blood culture tests? If not, why?
Nucleic acid test: Negative duo test at 10 weeks is good but not fool proof. It would be better to get a HIV nucleic acid test. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Can negative test results be trusted for a prostitute with HIV antibody rapid test and HIV duo test?
Can Alcohol lead to false Negative Hiv tests when tested using Rapid -3rd generation testing Method?
Can HCV co-infection affect the accuracy of HIV rapid test results? If HIV and HCV antibodies tests are negative at 5 months, are HIV results accurate
It shouldn't: Antibody tests are specific for the antibodies being tested for, so hcv antibodies shouldn't have an effect on HIV antibody tests. If you've tested negative at 5 months, i don't see why those results wouldn't be accurate, but if you want to be sure, you can always wait another 4-6 months and have the HIV test repeated. ...Read more
Should i get an ELISA or western blot test if my hiv1&2 rapid tests come out negative? Hiv rapid is reliable?
PCR: The reason i would urge you to get the pricey pcr is that is is clear that you are worried, and it is costing you emotional energy. Pcr is the gold standard and will give you the right answer before either of the others. I hope things turn out well, but having HIV is no longer a death sentence. Good luck, live and love responsibly, and keep taking a proactive approach to your health. ...Read more
13Days after sex if i test for a 10 panel STD test of chlamydia gonorea syphilis etc will test results be acurate ?
No.: How will you be testing for these agents? Some require culture, some depend on antibody production, some use DNA technology. Tests dependent on antibody production are not likely to turn positive in two weeks. It would be preferable to see your doctor for the correct choice of tests. ...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?
Well that depends...: Hello! the answer to your question is highly dependent upon when you believe the exposure may have occurred. Antibodies against HIV can take up to 6 months to appear in the blood. However, if you had a negative rapid test, testing is generally considered complete unless you are having other signs or symptoms of an acute HIV infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hiv-1 RNA qualitative test results after 4 months exposure accurate? Results negative. Oraquick at home HIV test negative at 4.5 months. Many symptoms
Many things: May be hiv-1 negative, but that does not exclude other disease, best to check with your doctor. ...Read more
+ gonorrhoeae DNA amplification test, but, neg. Amp RNA test(source urine). Do they have gonorrhoeae? Is one test more reliable?
Complicated: Although these tests are very sensitive there are false positive results because of the potential presence of other benign species of neisseria. If you had to compare the two it would be without much relevant data. Bacterial culture will provide both a definitive diagnosis and allow determination of antibiotic sensitivities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer