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Symptoms and Testing : Results - please reply
Jul 4, 2010

I was afraid of exposure of HCV. After 24 days of exposure, I had mild muscle pains at legs and I did HCV PCR at the 26 day ( 2 days after symptoms ) . It was negative .

Should i do further testing ? are the test results conclusive

Response from Dr. McGovern

Very reassuring results. If the risk of HCV exposure was significant, you should also have antibody testing at 3 months.

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