Jan 1, 2007
I HAD A HCV TESTED AND IT CAME BACK ANTI HCV ORTHO EIA NEGATIVE AND ANTI HCV BIORAD EIA EQUIVOCAL AND ANTI HCV STATUS EQUIVAL AND NOW THEY WANT TO TEST MY PCR IF THAT COMES BACK NEGATIVE DO I HAVE THE VIRUS I WANT TO KNOE DO I HAVE OR NOT OR COULD I HAVE A FALSE POSITIVE RESULT HELP
Response from Dr. McGovern
Sounds like you probably have a false positive result and your doctors are just pursuing further testing to be certain. If I am concerned about this possibility, I get a RIBA test (recombinant immunoblot assay) which will settle the controversy.
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