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Hep C - is neg neg? (healthcare worker)

Apr 26, 2004

3 years ago I tested positive for hep c antibodies. My liver functions were normal and my pcr (50 copies per ml) was undetectible. I had another LFT last year which was in the low normal. I've never been sick. I've been celebate for 7 yrs. and don't drink, etc. My exposure was 30 years ago.

I am starting school as a surgical assistant, and want to know if my pcr test of 3 years ago is adequate (is negative really negative)? I really don't want to infect anybody, and I can't find any restrictive regulations regarding hep C and healthcare workers, and the occupational health nurse thinks it's okay, but really doesn't know(!)

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Your lab results indicate exposure and clearance of the infection.

ConfussingTests results
New Diagnosis - First labs

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