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Positive then negative
Apr 30, 2005

I was told 17yrs ago when I gave blood that I was Hep C positive. Since then I have had 2 or 3 Hep C blood tests, 1 as recent as 2 years ago. Now today, I was notified that a blood test showed positive for Hep c. I'm really confused. I was told the first positive test was a "false positive" not 17yrs later another? Your opinion please.

Response from Dr. McGovern

To settle the issue, I would get a RIBA test which will confirm if you are truly positive or not.

Dr. McGovern

Positive HBcAb

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