Elisa Test

The full form of ELISA test is enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay test. This test is used to detect the presence of antibodies against a specific infection. The conditions that can be diagnosed using ELISA are HIV, Lyme disease, pernicious anemia, rotavirus, syphilis, toxoplasmosis, and Zika virus.

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Kindly suggest some preventive measures for elephantiasis.

Query: Hi doctor, Two of my neighbors are infected with elephantiasis. I am afraid as mosquitos are frequent in our area. Please suggest me the measures of prevention.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Filariasis is transmitted by culex mosquito. So, I appreciate your knowledge that you know filariasis transmitted by mosquito bite. The most efficient first step for prevention is to avoid mosquito bites by using personal protection measures. Use skin cream available fo...  Read Full »

Is it possible for me to get HIV due to vaginal fluid touched the penis indirectly?

Query: Hi doctor, I did not insert my penis. But some of her vaginal fluid got spilled on my underwear. I am afraid that whether this liquid may have touched my penis. Will I get affected by HIV?   Read Full »


Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly send some details to help you. Please mention when you had this episode. Please mention whether you know the girl. Please mention whether you had oral or anal intercourse. Please mention whether you used protection while doing it. Please mention whether you have ...  Read Full »

What further investigations should I do for HIV?

Query: Hello doctor,I want to present my case to you. Three years ago, I had a relationship with a person, after one year, I started to have symptoms. I did seven HIV tests in the last six months, and all were negative. However, I still have the following symptoms: sinusitis, swollen and painful lymph node...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you please tell me the name of the test you underwent? I am looking forward to your response in order to help you.  Read Full »

Can I get HIV if the blood of a patient splashed in my eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am doing my medical internship. Today, when I was flushing a boys (10 years) cannula, normal saline mixed with few drops of blood splashed all over, and I felt a small droplet fell in my eye and on my forehead, so I immediately did rapid tests on HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), ...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, answer the following question. Have you investigated for yourself or the blood of that boy? Do you have any unbroken skin where blood splashed? The attached rapid test are negative (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), so do not wo...  Read Full »

How reliable are HIV combi Elecsys results?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old male. I have been diagnosed with Crohn's disease before years and I have been on Humira 40 mg every two weeks. I had unprotected sex with two different girls a year ago. I have had done three HIV tests and one HIV combi Elecsys at 10 months from the last possible ex...  Read Full »


Dr. Sudheer Ambekar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Going by your description, it seems highly unlikely that you have contracted HIV infection. The ELISA (enzyme-linked immuno0sorbent assay) detects antibodies to HIV antigens whereas the combi test detects both antibodies and antigen. Since you have done these tests m...  Read Full »

Is lymphadenopathy after unprotected oral sex a sign of HIV?

Query: Hi doctor, My issue is that I had unprotected oral sex with a CSW a few months before. Since then, I have fleeting lymphadenopathy till date. I have done my HIV tridot after a month, and it was negative. I had an HIV ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) test done in the same month after ten da...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1) Unprotected oral sex carries a low risk of acquiring HIV, especially if there are bleeding gums or active oral ulcers. 2) If the last exposure was a few months ago and there had been no further exposure, your test results for HIV will be considered conclusive. The...  Read Full »

Why are fungal infections so hard to get rid of?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex with a sex worker a few years back. After few days, I tested negative for HIV. I am going through many reputed websites, and they mentioned six months of HIV test needed for confirmation for a particular case. I have a fungal infection (Tinea) for the last seven months, and it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fourth-generation test is almost confirmatory after three months. But in case of doubt, you can repeat the fourth generation ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) after six months, and if it comes negative even after six months, then there is no need to worry. Y...  Read Full »

Can hook effect result in false negative HIV test?

Query: Hi doctor,I had sexual exposure before a year. Yesterday, I took an HIV ELISA test and the report was negative. Can the result be false negative due to the hook effect? I heard that in ELISA, the plates are washed by a diluted buffer after every step. Does washing plates using a diluted buffer in EL...  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) test will detect antibodies against HIV. One year duration is more than sufficient for the development of antibodies. The sensitivity of the test is more than ninet...  Read Full »

How to know if my symptoms are due to HIV?

Query: Hi doctor, I had exposure from the massage parlor last week. I got a handjob from the lady. This is the only exposure I have. I have taken the following test, and all the results were negative. I have given the details below: At four weeks: HIV ELISA antibody = negative VDRL = negative Hep B and...  Read Full »


Dr. Sushma Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the message, and saw many tests done. All tests conclusive accuracy is 99.6-.99.9%. If you are complaining sneeze congestion, throat congestion then they are recurrent in this season, or it may be strep throat. To rule out HIV, you need to go for a We...  Read Full »

My brother suffers with schistosoma. How to treat him?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother got infected with Schistosoma this year after having a trip. This morning, he had a worm in the toilet bowl which was approximately three meters long. My family members are not using the toilet and our cat uses the toilet sometimes. Please suggest.   Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I encourage you to upload more photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity) which helps us to diagnose the worm. Adult worms usually live with a size of three meters long. But there are certain liver flukes namely clonorchis sinensis and fasciola species whic...  Read Full »

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