|Ruling out Hepatitis
Jan 7, 2012
If you have a blood test to check for Hepatitis C and it comes back negative, does that mean that there is no possibility you have the virus?????
| Response from Dr. McGovern
If you are concerned about a risk (eg, injection drug use) within the past month or so, it is possible that your antibody would be negative and will turn positive in a few more weeks.
If you are just undergoing routine testing, I would be reassured that you do not have infection.
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