What test should be used for HIV screening?

Updated: Jul 01, 2019
  • Author: Nicholas John Bennett, MBBCh, PhD, MA(Cantab), FAAP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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A high-sensitivity enzyme-linked immunoabsorbent assay (ELISA) should be used for screening. Most ELISAs can be used to detect HIV-1 types M, N, and O and HIV-2.


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