|When/how test for hepatitis C to be 100% sure?
Aug 14, 2012
Hi, Dr McGovern!
There is much less info on hep C in the internet then it is for HIV. So, I very hope for your help.
Which hepatitis C testing method and which time after exposure for that method guarantees conclusive 100%(or 99.89-99.99%)(i hope negative) results?(regardless of exposure risk, independently was it high or low)
Many thanks in advance!
Response from Dr. McGovern
This is a broad question and you are looking for the latest a test can turn positive. Most testing for significant HCV exposures go out to six months when using HCV antibodies, although most patients become antibody positive by 3 months.
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