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03 Apr 2006

Window Periods
Hi Doctor,

I've read on your forum that the HIV window period for the HIV Elisa test is 3 months, but in the Pathologists forum, six weeks is mentioned as the final test. Why are there so many conflicting window periods?

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CyberDoc
cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear confused
It depends on the kind of test the lab does and what method they use. The best is to get the exact windowperiod time from the lab you use.
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