|HCV RNA PCR
Aug 25, 2006
Is the HCV RNA PCR test fairly reliable 3 weeks following a high risk exposure such as a needlestick?
Response from Dr. Daar
It is difficult to place an absolute number on this but in general most people will be HCV RNA positive within the first 6 weeks of becoming infected. Because there are always potential outliers follow-up testing is still recommended. Best, Eric
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