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05 Jul 2005

HIV Tests
Doc please help me understand this, in December 2002 I did an HIV tests and my blood was sent to Lancet Laboratoties which came out negative. On the report where it says requested: it says HIV Elisa - No Blot, on Test is says HIV 1 & 2 Elisa (Abbott). This year in January I did another test, my blood was sent to Ampath which came out Negative as well. Where is says Ordered: it says HVI AB. On test is says HIV Type I & II 3rd Gen.

All my results are negative which I pleased with, but what was ordered or requested is different to me.

May you explaing this to me if at all possible.

Thanks
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pathologist

01 Jan 0001

HIV Elisa tests, the screening test for HIV 1 and 2 were done. A western blot is only done when the Elisa test is positive and therefore it was not done in your case. Your test results are negative.
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