How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • Go back-and-forth until satisfied
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. D. Love Your Own Question
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 23995
Experience:  Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.
21597572
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. D. Love is online now

What is the window period for HIV 5th Generation Test?

This answer was rated:

What is the window period for HIV 5th Generation Test?

Hello, this is Dr. Love.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Hi Doctor I spoke to NHS today they have done 5th Generation HIV Test on 41st day to me i.e Finger prick test
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
What is the window period for 5th generation test doctor?

The window period for a fifth generation HIV test is the same as for a fourth generation HIV test. (Actually, there is some controversy among experts whether to even call this a fifth generation test since it does not shorten the window period. Some experts would rather call this another fourth generation test.)

For both fourth and fifth generation HIV tests, a single test at 6 weeks is accurate and no further testing is needed.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Ok great doctor . There is no difference between finger prick and vein drawn blood know
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Will blood test report vary ?

There is no real difference between a lab based fingerprick test and blood from a vein, as long as they are both fourth or fifth generation tests.

.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
ok doctor thank you
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
i collected the sample using finger prick and sent to lab doctor
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
There they have done the test I took the sample on 41st day and they done the testing on 46th day?
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
which day do we need to take into the account Blood collection day or testing day doctor

That is fine. The day of collection is the day that matters.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
41st day is 6th week doctor
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
i dont have to repeat the test right

Yes.

You do not need to repeat the test.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
ok thank you doctor i dont know why am nervous and anxious

You are very welcome.

Many people are nervous about HIV, but you have tested negative so can now relax.

Dr. D. Love and 2 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
thank you doctor

You are very welcome.

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Hi doctor

Hello

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
I had fever yesterday and went up to 102 then came down today. I had adore throat and some rash on the back . Is it because of hiv doctor

This needs to be posted in a new thread.