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False Hepatitis C Test

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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 »

hepatitis c

My son'r blood test came back postive for hepatitis c...He is 13 yrs old. Never had sex. no... Read more »

PCR Positive now what shall i do for managment

Manny thanks DR. Barbara McGovern M.D.Previously i have posted following question and your answer... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...anywhere from two to eight weeks to make antibodies. If you are tested in this "window period," you may get an unclear result or a false negative. There is another type of test called the RNA test, which detects the virus directly. The RNA test... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

...defects. Pregnant women should not take Atripla, especially during the first 3 months of pregnancy. People who take Atripla may falsely test positive for marijuana use. To prove that the results are false, you would have to identify the drug that... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...diarrhea, fever, and low levels of some blood cells. May raise levels of triglycerides and the good cholesterol (HDL). May lead to false positive tests for use of marijuana. Women taking Sustiva should not become pregnant or breast-feed because... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by... Read more »
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Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...My range was very low though. Anything over 1.00 is considered reactive but because mine was 1.32 she said it may be just a false positive and now I have to take another test which may take 4-6 weeks to get an answer on. She will be out untill... Read more »

I tested Positive, My boyfriend didnt, False positive?

Posted by ruraltgwoman, 1 Reply
...would have been either at the dentist, when i got my breast implants, or when i had an orchiectomy. Is it possible that i got a false possitive, or that he got a false negative? The tests they did for me were the ELISA and then they confirmed... Read more »

From WHO Regarding Window

Posted by Anonymous with Hepatitis C). There are tests of HIV antigen that may be positive some days earlier than HIV antibodies but false negative tests can also occur. The period between HIV infection and HIV detection with laboratory tests is called... 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 Read more »