... as any blood antibody test. Rapid tests are extremely sensitive, and actually can occasionally give false positives. That is why they are always confirmed with a western blot. ... (21 replies)
... So can I rely on the test assuming its correct because I was exposed long ago and I may now in Late stage or in AIDS. or should I need to go further ELISA or Western Blot tests. ... (8 replies)
... also could you please let me know what are considered to be high risk exposures? (10 replies)
... Whatever test you take is ultimately up to you. But you should know that test is only recommended for high risk exposures. ... (10 replies)
... I took western blot test on my 58th day again it came as negative.. ... (5 replies)
... bination of proteins, their results are usually considered to be indeterminate. The exact algorithm for declaring a result indeterminate varies for each specific Western blot test. ... (4 replies)
... elisa test was negative. ... (8 replies)
... Ran across this site in a frantic search for information about my test results. I recently went to the dr. just to get a full physical done. ... (9 replies)
... do you mind sharing the result of your first western blot test? ... (3 replies)
... thanks for the reply. Sounds like your western blot test didn't detect any positive bands. ... (9 replies)
... I think I had both test done at the same time. ... (9 replies)
I m fully convinced with my protected sex, But I am worried abt the unprotected forplay and the ARS symptoms which I gone through..
Can you guys clarify in the case of possible exposure if there is any possibility that my 8th week negative test (Western blot / standard antibodies) will likely to change on my 12th week test.. ??
Also please clarify the ARS... (5 replies)
... days antibody test came out negative. Since you had tested with western blot i dont think yo have a concern. ... (5 replies)
... It turns out I may have been right. As it looks like only a Western Blot test was done. hence why we never got any results from a 1st test. Only the WB results. ... (13 replies)
... On here lab then the only test that shows to be done was a Western Blot test. ... (13 replies)
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An intermediate result from a WB is basically undetermined. A Western blot basically looks for bands (Edit: Apollo as listed the bands in his post) if all bands are present then the result is unequivocally positive, if none of the bands are present it is unequivocally negative.... (4 replies)
... already tested negative after 53 days with a 3rd generation ELISA...and have been told that my result should put my fears to rest...but my doctor told me that a Western Blot test would be conclusive after eight weeks, would it be useful or just a waste of time? ... (16 replies)
elisa tests are 2 part
the western blot is one of them (9 replies)
... when a western blot test is done does that mean that an ELISA test has already been done? ... (9 replies)
... and you have had a negative ELISA 3 months or later since you last used, then your test result was a false positive. It shouldn't be long before this is resolved for you but from what you have said I expect it to resolve negative. ... (9 replies)