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i wnat to know about 4th generation elisa hiv test


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replied March 18th, 2010
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Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you.

You would like to know more about the fourth generation of ELISA HIV test.

The fourth generation of ELISA HIV test detects simultaneously the p24 antigen and antibodies against this antigen. Researchers have shown results that the seroconversion of HIV in individuals is detected faster if fourth generation of ELISA HIV test is used. Researchers have found that the detection of seroconverions of HIV is now available nearly a week earlier than if other tests are used. Fourth generation assays are more sensitive than any other test, including RT-PCR. Since fourth generation ELISA for HIV combine two different test principles in one assay, the potential for nonspecific reactivity might be expected to be higher than that with third generation antibody assays.

According to the data that you described, you liked to know more about the fourth generation of ELISA HIV test. Consult with an infectologist for further advice and information about this type of test.

Please keep in mind that I provide medical information only. I am not able to diagnose medical conditions online. Please contact your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider such as an infectologist for further advice and information about diagnosis of HIV.


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