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What is sensitivity and spesifity of the HIV / aids PCR test?
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Dr. Robin Dretler
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: High
Since the test is looking for the virus itself it is very specific.
There should be no false positives of titers that are significantly above the minimum of detection (of course some human error is always possible). Similarly, since it amplifies any detected viral RNA a million-fold, it is also very sensitive.

In brief: High
Since the test is looking for the virus itself it is very specific.
There should be no false positives of titers that are significantly above the minimum of detection (of course some human error is always possible). Similarly, since it amplifies any detected viral RNA a million-fold, it is also very sensitive.
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