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false positive for hepititis c
Jun 19, 2013

What meds can cause a false positive for hepititis c?

Response from Dr. Taylor

I am not aware of medications that lead to a false positive hepatitis C antibody result.

If you are from a part of the world where hepatitis C infection is rare, there is a higher chance of a false positive antibody result. There may be false positive results due to technical errors in checking the hepatitis C antibody. Sometime the hepatitis C antibody may cross-react with antibodies for other diseases, such as autoimmune diseases, giving a false positive result.



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