How are HIV test results reported?

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 positive ELISA result should be followed with confirmatory testing in the form of one or more Western blot assays or similar specific assay. Specific diagnostic criteria vary by test. Results are typically reported as positive, negative, or indeterminate.


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