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How Our HIV Rapid Test Works

HIV Rapid Test | RapidTest.comPeople who believe that they may have contracted a dangerous disease live with the stress of not knowing until a test has been performed. The HIV Rapid Test from Diagnostic Automation / Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. is designed to give doctors the opportunity to present patients with test results as quickly as possible.

This test works by evaluating the blood of the patient. A specimen of whole blood, serum and plasma must be provided in order for the test to be accurately completed. This specimen is then tested for the presence of HIV antibodies. These antibodies bond with the gold conjugated antigens that are provided in the test kit.

If HIV antibodies are present in the specimen, a red line appears in the test zone to indicate that the individual has tested positive for HIV. The control zone must appear red every time the test is performed. This control indicator is used to increase the accuracy of the test.

An accuracy rate of 99 percent means that patients are able to learn results quickly to determine whether treatment is necessary. Medical professionals have the option to repeat the test in the case of a positive result to ensure that it is not a false positive. The test can also be repeated by a confirmatory test.