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Laboratory Diagnosis of HIV Infection

Follow-Up Testing of Reactive Rapid HIV-1 Antibody Tests Results

Slide 13

October 2009

I also want to remind the listener that follow-up testing of reactive rapid antibody tests include supplemental testing with Western blot or the indirect immunofluorescence assays, even if the laboratory immunoassays such as EIA or CIA are nonreactive. And, if the confirmatory tests yielded negative or indeterminate results, follow-up testing should be done in 4 weeks after the initial rapid antibody test result was obtained.

Follow-Up Testing


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