i didn't say it is a stand-alone test, i am just say RNA is for diagnostic use.
"however, the APTIMA test has been approved for the diagnosis of primary HIV-1 infection, as well as for confirming HIV-1 infection when tests for antibodies to HIV-1 are positive.
Actually i am asking how long is the window period for RNA test.
Anti-body test is 3 months, not RNA.
MOVE ON. You can't comprehend what you read and we are not going to argue with you over it. An RNA doesn't have a window period. It's a monitoring test. Anymore and you will be reported to MedHelp.
RNA has a window period, it cannot detect HIV copies less than 40 copies/ml.
please report me, i dont know what i have done is wrong. I am just asking the actual window period of RNA test but you guys said it is 3 months and none.
Do you know what a viral load test is? Did you or did you not read what an RNA test is used for? It's a supplemental test, it's also a montoring test. It cannot give you a conclusive test result by itself. I get a PCR RNA every 3 months so don't try to tell me about RNA testing.
You test RNA every 3 months and says RNA test does not have window period. But according to Public Health (http://www.metrokc.gov/health/APU/rna-testing/), it says 1-2 weeks. Again, i just asking the actual window period of RNA test.
Stop arguing. You posted like you wanted help, then you get the answers, and I guess don't like what you hear, so you answer your own question.
No more posting, or there will be a warning from MedHelp.