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Test at 6 months?

Is it necessary to have a test at 6 months after the exposure if you have a negative test at 3 months?Are there any conditions that might give false negative results of the test at 3 months?Thank you

4 Responses

Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd
 Work on 08th November 2018

Hi Bon, 1 negative test 12 weeks post possible exposure is reliable so your 3 tests will all be conclusive especially given the time frame that you have tested. The chances of receiving a false negative are extremely low and 3 is virtually impossible. I would recommend against testing again as this will only prolong your acceptance of the negative results. I hope this helps! Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd

 Used on 07th November 2018

Please help are 3 negative tests at 16 weeks and around 6 months and 14 months reliable x

Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 11th May 2017

Hi Mondofiume Thanks for getting in touch. A negative result at 3 months is reliable and we would not recommend testing again at 6 months for a single known risk exposure. I hope that this answers your question. Kind regards Gary Carpenter BioSure (UK) Limited

Gary Carpenter | BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 10th May 2017

Hi Mondofiume Thank you for getting in touch with us. A negative result at 6 months is reliable and it is not recommended that you should test again. I hope that this helps. Kind regards Gary Carpenter

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