1350: HIV lab tests

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1350: HIV lab tests
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HIV lab tests
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  1. What is the EIA test and what is its findings?
    EIA (elisa): Abo detected = + results = end of window period.
  2. What is the "Western Blot" test and what is its findings?
    Abo are detected and used to confirm EIA.
  3. What is the "Viral Load" test and what is its findings?
    Measures HIV/RNA in plasma.
  4. What are "CD4/CD8" and what is its findings?

    What does HIV do to CD4 cells and causes?
    Markers found on lymphocytes.

    HIV kills CD4 cells and causes impaired immune system.
  5. What is the "OraQuick" test and what is its findings?
    In-home HIV test.
  6. What is the "PCR" test and which age group is it used for?
    Polymerase Chain Reaction

    Used for infants to detect + in infected infants >1 month old.

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