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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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