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Reading Hep C Labs

Apr 17, 2005

As the result of a rape kit being done on me An Acute Hepatitis Panel was done. All Hep A & B results/reference ranges were non-reactive. The Hep C AB: result was (Reactive *A*) with a Reference Range of non-reactive. What does this mean?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

A reactive or positive HCV antibody test indicates exposure to and infection with HCV. A viral load test is required to determine if there is chronic infection or one has cleared the infection. This test does NOT indicate timing. Thus, unless you have a recent negative test, a positive only indicates exposure of unknown timing.

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