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How accurate is the RIBA
Feb 21, 2005

I was tested through the RIBA method for hep C and have absolutely no idea what would have lead to my contraction of the virus. How often do the RIBA methods have a false positive? Please advise and thanks so much!

Response from Dr. McGovern

The RIBA test is extremely sensitive and specific. If it is positive you have been exposed to hepatitis C in the past. I would pursue testing of HCV RNA at this point to determine if you have any evidence of virus in your blood.

Dr. McGovern



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