Jun 8, 2008
Does a neg Riba test confirm a fale + screening test for Hcv? many thanks for your help.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
A positive HCV RIBA will confirm a positive screening EIA antibody test, or a negative HCV RIBA will rule out HCV infection in someone with a positive EIA screening test. Neither test will determine whether someone is chronically infected with HCV. That requires a HCV viral load test.
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