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1. Since they used Euroimmun for IGG. Is this test as reliable as the ELIsA with the same window periods of 12 weeks?
I am not as familiar with that test so I can’t provide an answer that I would have any confidence in.
2. What are my % chances of being a false positive?
The answer to number one is also true here I just don’t know.
3. There is no western blot here. What should can we do if her results come back again with a same range 1.1-3.5? Is there another kind of confirmatory test?
The western blot can be sent to the University of Washington from many places across the countries if you wish to do that. We have, for example, a person in London who processes western blot’s for us after they have had a telehealth visit with me.
4. Why is 10 weeks probably enough?
Few people seroconvert after 10 weeks
5. If she gets a negative IGG? That’s all. No need for me test again?
I would say that is likely true but because I don’t know enough about this test and its accuracy I can’t give you the answers that you seek about this.
Your index value appears to reflect a negative result but I don’t know enough about the sensitivity and specificity of this test to be more certain