How quick are the the capilus & determine tests for HIV testing?
Q: I had taken an HIV test - Capilus test and Determine test, and the result was negative. My doubt is that when they conducted the tests, the results were given in just 5 minutes. To the best of my knowledge, the results can be given after 2 or 3 hours. So I asked them but was told that it takes only a few minutes to reveal the report. Sir, shall I believe the test results? I want to know how long it takes to do the test and get the results?
A:The capilus test has a runtime of 7 minutes and even if you allow only one minute for getting the test together, the response can not be in less than 8 minutes. The determine test requires 15 minutes according to the company marketing it. If you really mean that you got both the results in 5 minutes, perhaps you may like to get another lab involved. If 5 minutes was a figure of speech - you must make your own judgement.