Strange HEP C results
Sep 29, 2004
3 month oraquick HIV - NEGATIVE
After testing pos for HEP C anitbodies I had further tests done: ( I think I was exposed to HEP C quite a while back, but difficult to tell)
HVC RNA NEGATIVE BY PCR
ANTI-HCV INDETERMINATE BY RIBA: A BREAKDOWN
A Ab, Total - NEGATIVE B Surface Ag - NEGATIVE B Core Ab, Tot - NEGATIVE B Surface AB <3.0 mIU/mL ???????????????
Then * Please note reference interval change **
C Virus Ab Repeatedly Positive ???????? NEGATIVE (WT does this mean?)
The doc said in these circumstances an INTERDETERMINATE rarely comes back positive
Does this possibly suggest I was maybe one of the lucky 10-20% who's body got rid of the virus?
Response from Dr. McGovern
I would favor the possibility that the test is a false positive and you were probably not exposed. The indeterminate RIBA suggests that this is a false positive antibody test. Dr. McGovern
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