Hi, your number surely falls into the false positive range and retesting with the WB is the way to go.
Yes, I have already sent in for the Western Blot. What I want to know is how long it takes for the results to come back. It's been 3 weeks, and I still haven't gotten my results.
When you called in, did you call the lab directly, or did you call the 800 number? I called the 800 number, and the person I spoke to wouldn't even look up my information because he said he wasn't allowed to tell me anything over the phone.
So, I tried calling both the lab and the 800 number again. Neither place would budge. They absolutely refuse to give me any info over the phone. They won't even verify that they received my sample. :-(
I recall calling the U of W hotline and then being transferred to the lab. I don't know if the rules or procedures changed, but when I followed up they said they received my sample and also when it was completed. It's how I knew to call my doctor to obtain my results (my doc didn't call me). Not sure why you're having such issues.
You sure you have tried calling the lab direct or possibly U of W and speaking with a contact there on the matter?
Yeah, I called the number listed on the University of Washington Virology Lab's website, and the person who answered the phone confirmed that it was the lab. I was told they couldn't give out any patient information over the phone. I tried calling the 800 number, and I was told the same thing.
I was told that my doctor's office could call and the lab could talk to someone from the office, so I plan to do that tomorrow. I just think it's so strange that it is taking so long to get my results. I really hope something didn't get messed up with my sample.
So, I got my doctor's office to call the lab, so I was finally able to get verification that the lab received my blood specimen. But my results *still* haven't been mailed.
I really had no idea getting this test could take so long!