Mar 7, 2002
If you are neg for hep c antibody are you still carrying the viruse
| Response from Dr. Fried
If the potential exposure was greater than 3-6 months ago, testing negative for anti-HCV suggests that you were not infected. In rare circumstances, in patients who are immunocompromised, the anti-HCV can be negative and the only test that indicates infection is the HCV RNA test that measures the virus itself.
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