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Can A Hepatitis C Test Result Be False

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Cut off value patiet value Hepatites c

I have gone through a Elisa method test. The result are Patient Value=>3.00 Cut off Value=0.136. Please tell me about the situation and what it means?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...viral load (HCV RNA) to determine if you have chronic infection.If you are not at risk for hepatitis C, then this test could be falsely positive. In this case, you may want to get a confirmatory test (RIBA). Read more »

HCV false positive

My friend has received a positive result from his Hepatitis C test. Can a false positive occur if... Read more »

Does Sustiva give a drug use result upon testing

I need to know that when you are taking Sustiva and you are drug tested does this drug show a... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevention and Control of Infections With Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings

...recommended for all pregnant women as soon as the pregnancy is recognized, irrespective of hepatitis B vaccination history or previous test results 9 , 145-147 . In addition, women with risk factors for HBV infection during their pregnancy... Read more »
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HIV Testing

...Tested? When Should I Get Tested? Do Any Tests Work Sooner After Infection? What Does It Mean if I Test Positive? Are the Test Results Confidential? How Accurate Are the Tests? The Bottom Line What Is HIV Testing? HIV... Read more »
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The Evolution of HIV Testing in the U.S.: Are We at the Cusp of a New Era?

...think the other very interesting development is that people are starting to create combinations of tests. For example, you would test for hepatitis C and HIV together at the same time with the same specimen, because people who are susceptible... Read more »
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Rapid Testing results

Posted by mdprdu, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know whether or not the rapid testing using a pinprick is reliable or not? Is there a high incidence of false positives with these rapid tests? I know they follow it up with the general two week blood work test if it comes back... Read more »

Test results

Posted by briannan, 3 Replies
Local health department...was supposed to get them back today, but now they are saying Friday. Should I be worried that its taking longer it means its positive? When I called the first time today, they said they didn't have any of that day's blood... Read more »

Confuse about test results

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I went to the Hospital to get tested for HIV after possible exposure at 18 weeks, my result was ready in 1 hour and it read: HIV (1&2) Negative Negative. This is not an ELISA test nor a Western Blot, so my questions are: What kind or type of... Read more »

Test Results....

Posted by Overstressed, 3 Replies
...guys, Well I have been doing lots of reading about test and time periods. I just wanted to share something to guys about my test result .Back in 2003 when I got my test result it came out negative and I remember thinking thank you God am ok , but... Read more »