western blot test, HIV western blot test, sexually transmitted diseases, intravenous drug users" /> western blot test, HIV western blot test, sexually transmitted diseases, intravenous drug users" />
Hi Guest          
Full Body Health Checkup I
Price Rs. 2200.00
Discount Rs. 0.00
Payable Rs.2200.00
Book Now
Comprehensive Wellness (Advance)
Price Rs. 6850.00
Discount Rs. 2055.00
Payable Rs.4795.00
Book Now
Comprehensive Wellness (Basic)
Price Rs. 3650.00
Discount Rs. 1095.00
Payable Rs.2555.00
Book Now
Test Details
Test Code:PL0608
Test Name:HIV Western Blot
Test Details & Preparation
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is an infectious disease that attacks the immune system. If it is not treated, it can develop into acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), which is a prolonged and fatal illness. HIV is spread through vaginal, oral, or anal sexual contact. It is also be spread through blood, blood factor products, injection drug use, and breast milk.

A series of blood screenings are performed to test for HIV. The enzyme-linked immuno assay (ELISA or EIA) is the first test that your doctor will order to screen for HIV. ELISA and the Western blot test detect HIV antibodies in your blood. Antibodies are proteins your immune system produces in response to the presence of foreign substances such as viruses. If you test positive for HIV on the ELISA test, your doctor will order the Western blot test to confirm HIV infection.

The ELISA and Western blot tests are recommended if you have been exposed to HIV or are at risk for contracting HIV. Those at risk for HIV include intravenous drug users people who have unprotected sex, especially with someone who has HIV or has an unknown HIV status people who have had sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

You may opt to have the test done if you are uncertain about your HIV status, even if you are not in a high-risk group. It is a good idea to be tested on a regular basis if you participate in high-risk behaviours, such as intravenous drug use or unprotected sex.

You do not need to do anything to prepare for the ELISA or Western blot test. It takes very little time to give a blood sample, but it may take several days or weeks to get the results. Make sure to tell your doctor if you have a fear of needles or faint at the site of blood.

The general process of a Western blot test is similar. However, the Western blot method is more complicated. It involves separating the HIV sample into its component proteins using an electrical current. Then, these proteins are transferred to a special kind of paper (blotting) and reacted with your blood sample. An enzyme is used to cause color change and detect antibodies.
Page Views: 28
Search Doctors by Speciality
Best Pediatrician in Delhi
Best Dentist in Delhi
Best Psychiatrist in Delhi
Best Neurologist in Delhi
Best Oncologist in Delhi
Best Acupuncturist in Delhi
Best Chest & Allergy in Delhi
Best Diabetologist in Delhi
Best Physiotherapist in Delhi
Best Gynecologist in Delhi
Best Cardiologist in Delhi
Best Pulmonologist in Delhi
Best Dermatologist in Delhi
Best Dietician in Delhi
Best Endocrinologist in Delhi
Best Nephrologist in Delhi
Best Orthopaedic in Delhi
Best Psychologist in Delhi
Best Homeopathy in Delhi
Best Urologist in Delhi
Best Ayurvedic in Delhi
Best Nutritionist in Delhi
Best Orthopaedic Surgeon in Delhi
Best Plastic-Cosmetic Surgeon in Delhi
Best General Physician in Delhi
Best General Surgeon in Delhi
Best Ear Nose Throat (ENT) in Delhi
Best Gastroenterologist in Delhi
Best Laparoscopic Surgeon in Delhi
Best Ophthalmologist in Delhi
Best General Practitioner in Delhi
Best Dermatologist in Mumbai
Best Dentist in Mumbai
Best Ear Nose Throat (ENT) in Bangalore
Best Gastroenterologist in Bangalore
Best Gynecologist in Noida
Best General Physician in Noida
Best Pediatrician in Noida
Best Plastic Cosmetic Surgeon in Noida
Best Dermatologist in Pune
Best Gynecologist in Navi Mumbai
Best Pediatrician in Bangalore
Best Ophthalmologist in Bangalore
Best Dentist in Gurgaon
Best General Physician in Gurgaon
Best General Practitioner in Gurgaon
Best Ear Nose Throat (ENT) in Gurgaon
Best Gynecologist in Mumbai
Best Gynecologist in Thane
Best Dermatologist in Bangalore
Best Pediatrician in Mumbai
Best Physiotherapist in Faridabad
Best Orthopaedic in Faridabad
Best Dentist in Faridabad
Best Ophthalmologist in Faridabad
Best Gynecologist in Pune
Best Orthopaedic Surgeon in Mumbai
Best General Practitioner in Bangalore
Best Ear Nose Throat (ENT) in Mumbai
Best Orthopaedic Surgeon in Faridabad
Book Diagnostics Tests Delhi/NCR
Book Health Packages Delhi/NCR
About Us
Press Releases
Terms of Use
Privacy Policy
Our Services
DocPractice™ Premium
Health Card
Hospital SignUp
Book Diagnostics Tests Delhi/NCR
Book Health Packages Delhi/NCR
Hospital listing
Diagnostic center
Contact us
Ecommerce Flow / Incorporated
Read Articles
Learn About Diseases
Learn About Diagnostic Tests
Learn About Generic Drugs
Social media
Follow us
Lazoi on Facebook Lazoi on Twitter Lazoi on Google Plus Lazoi on BlogSpot
Make online secure payment using

MasterCard  VISA  NetBanking 
Copyright © 2017 Lazoi Lifecare™ Pvt. Ltd. All rights reserved. Website Version 4.1.1