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What Does Quot: Negative Mean?

01/28/2004

Question:

Dear Sir/Madam,

In my HIV test was written: RESULT: NEGATIVE QUOT:NEGATIVE

What`s the meaning of "QUOT:NEGATIVE"? Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Answer:

I`m sorry for the delay in answering this. I have consulted several colleagues. We are uncertain as to the meaning of QUOT:NEGATIVE. My thought is that this is a control test. If this is important to you, you could call the company or lab that did the test to get the answer. The HIV test was negative, in any event.

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Response by:

Peter Grubbs, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati