I hope someone can clarify this for me. The screening test that I took 18 days post possible exposure says HIV Ag/Ab (Screening) and the method used is CMIA. However, the med tech said it's a 3rd generation test. Also, at the bottom of the results, there's a disclaimer that says that the results mean that the specimen does not have detectable HIV antibody. I'm confused because in my understanding, CMIA tests are 4th gen tests that tests BOTH atigens and antibodies. How come the med tech said it was a 3rd gen test and the results only refers to antibodies?
Just need clarification regarding this. Thanks!