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Blood Test For Hepatitis C

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Transmission of Hep C through a Blood Transfusion

Hello!My mother had a blood transfusion in 1980/81 after an ectopic pregnancy. She refuses to get tested, but I'm concerned for her. She's very healthy, looks and feels great. Is it possible she could still have it after 26 years?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Yes it is possible. She should have a simple blood test for hepatitis C antibody. It is also very possible that if she got hepatitis C at that time, she may have cleared it due to her young age and Read more »

Reused markers for Tattooing

Hello. I had a tattoo question.I got a tattoo years ago. The shop is clean(autoclaves, sealed... Read more »

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...antibodies for hiv have been negative.I was given a blood test for Hepatitis C and it came back... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA Approves Device to Test Blood Donors for Hepatitis C

... On Thursday, Abbott Laboratories said the Food and Drug Administration had approved its automated Prism HCV device to test for hepatitis C virus in the blood of potential donors. Already approved to test for hepatitis B, the device replaces a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OraSure Gets OK for Hepatitis Test

... The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday it has approved the first rapid-result blood test for the hepatitis C virus. The test is manufactured by OraSure Technologies, which already has approval to sell it in Europe. Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C Laboratory Tests

Liver Function Tests Viral Load Tests HCV Genotype Tests IL28B Genetic Test Blood Clotting Tests Several laboratory (blood) tests are used for hepatitis C (HCV). These include liver function tests, HCV viral load, genotype tests... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...should get tested for hepatitis C? If you are pregnant, should you be tested for hepatitis C? What blood tests are used to test for hepatitis C? Treatment How is acute hepatitis C treated? How is chronic hepatitis C treated? ... Read more »
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This anxiety is overwhelming

Posted by WhatNext, 2 Replies
...reasons you can get a fever that are not necessarily the flu. Of course one of them could be HIV. She sent me for a battery of blood tests which included both HIV screening and Hepatitis B and C. Last week I got the results. Both were... Read more »

Hepatitis and HIV tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Recently I had an exposure to blood. At 3 months the HIV test and the Hepatitis C test have both come back negative, but I still have a question. If I had hepatitis C and my body had not yet developed antibodies Read more »

im weak......7 weeks negative is useless

Posted by regretidiotz, 7 Replies
im weak....i have a 7 weeks negative result but somehow i still cannot comfort myself that theres a possibility that i do not have hiv. not only are my symptoms too real (i have many of them), but my wife also has them....these are too real to be... Read more »

JBlue (cryoglobulins)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,I found one site which says it can cause false neg for hep c I seen another site that explained how ,can't find it yet but when i do I'll send it.I don't know how to send the site,so i'll tell you how to get to it.Okay,First go to google then... Read more »