|How long after exposure should one be tested?
Apr 11, 2002
Could you please tell me how long after possible exposure, one should be tested for Hepatitis A B & C. How long before they show up on the tests?
| Response from Dr. Dieterich
Most of these viruses will make detectable antibodies in 6-12 weeks, but like HIV it can take as long as 6 months. If one wants to make a diagnosis of acute infection,then the PCR viral tests must be done before the antibodies turn positive. DTD
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- How Long Does It Take To Become Infected With Hiv After Exposure?
- How Long Can I Test For Hiv After Exposure?
- How Long After Exposure Does The Hiv Show Up?
- How Long After Exposure To Hiv Does It Take To Test Positive?
- What Do Hiv Skin Lesions Look Like?
- How Polygamy Can Cause Hiv Aids Stds?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.