Hepatitis C test results
Jul 11, 2014
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to answer my question. On my results of the test For hepatitis C AB the value says "reactive".. then another column says reference range and that says "non reactive". What does that mean Looks as
Value Reference Range
Thank you so Much this is a big help
Response from Dr. Taylor
This means that you have been exposed to hepatitis C virus infection.
The next step is to get an HCV RNA by PCR. If you have virus in the blood, you have chronic hepatitis C. This is a curable infection. If you do not have virus in the blood accordint to this test, you cleared away the virus on your own. Ideally getting the RNA test twice over time is optimal to confirm chronic hep C or spontaneous resolution of infection.
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