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confused by results
Jul 3, 2005

I recently had a HCV AB test which came back "borderline A . The test was repeated with HCV RNA of 3820000. I assume this is a true indication of HCV infection. In relation to the fact that the Hcv ab continues to read borderline , should this test be repeated? Is a liver Biopsy in order?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

These results could reflect acute infection with HCV, or longstanding chronic HCV infection with a borderline positive antibody test. Regardless, it is a true infection. There have been reports of people who are infected with HCV based on positive viral load results but who have a negative antibody test.



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