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Hepatitis C not active?
Dec 21, 2008

I recently took a medical exam for a police department. The results were mailed to me and in the laboratory findings it said my Hepatitis C test was positive. There are no signs of active infection. What exactly does that mean?

Response from Dr. McGovern

It sounds like your Hepatitis C antibody was positive but your liver function tests were normal.

If you have no risk factor for HCV I would recommend another blood test called a RIBA test - your original HCV antibody may have been a "false positive" and the RIBA is more accurate.



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