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Apr 14, 2010

I had hepatitis C virus antibody Test yesterday, which it is 9 months post possible exposure (unprotected sex with non-drug injector). The result came back today is: Result: <0.1 s/co ratio.

Negative: 0.9

At the bottom line it says: In order to reduce the incidence of a false positive result, The cdc recommends that all S/CO ratios between 1.0 and 10.9 be confirmed with additional RIBA or PCR testing. So, is <0.1 means I'm negative, and I don't need to re-test?? I'm not sure what does it mean? and why they didn't say it is negative as on Hep B, and Hep A??

Thanks for your replay

Response from Dr. McGovern

You are clearly negative - no further testing is indicated. The test results come back in a range that is reported to doctors. I think it is a bit confusing though to patients.



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