Video of Alere Determine HIV test – Positive Test
Most people whom I test for HIV are fortunately negative.
However, I get frequently asked what a positive test looks like.
This is the reason I uploaded this video. It shows the Alere Determine HIV test in action detecting the presence of HIV antibodies in blood.
From the timeline, it also illustrates how fast the Determine test is. Although we always wait for the official 20 minutes for the test to complete, from this video you can see that by 1 minute into the test, we can easily tell if a person is positive for HIV.
- 9 seconds – blood applied
- 24 seconds – chase buffer applied
- 58 seconds – faint line appearing in patient window
- 1 minute 30 seconds – line is obvious and unmistakable
- 4 minutes – faint line appearing in control window
- 5 minutes – both lines are obvious and unmistakable
Click on the link below to watch the video:
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Remember, this is a screening test and can have false negative results.
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Dr. Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2001. His residency was in the two largest public hospitals in Singapore; Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Singapore General Hospital.