Difference Between Active And Inactive Hepatitis C

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Hepatitis C not active?

I recently took a medical exam for a police department. The results were mailed to me and in the laboratory findings it said my Hepatitis C test was positive. There are no signs of active infection. What exactly does that mean?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...It sounds like your Hepatitis C antibody was positive but your liver function tests were normal.If you have no risk factor for HCV I would recommend another Read more »

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