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Hep C Pcr Test

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HEP C Testing Window

I had an exposure to hep c. Is a neg 17 week antibody and pcr test conclusive? What is the testing window?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...A negative PCR at this time period is great. Would not pursue further testing. Read more »

Hepatitis C RNA, PCR, Qualitative question

Hi Doctor,Can you explain about the limit of detection of Hepatitis C RNA, PCR, Qualitative test?... Read more »

HIV HEP C Coinfection

...(antigens and antibodies), Hep c Antibodies and a further HEP C PCR test. All came back... 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 Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Diagnosis and Monitoring Hepatitis C Infection

...Learning if you have been exposed to HEP C is not so difficult, finding out if you are infected, and if so, what is going on in your body as a result of the infection can Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...therapy during pregnancy. How Will You Know Whether Your Baby Is HIV Positive? In most regions of Canada, tests such as PCR (polymerase chain reaction), which look for virus in the blood, are used as a rapid and very accurate way of finding out... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does Hep-c have a window period like HIV does? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Well my PCR test for Hep C - came back negative as well as antibody Hep C test at 4 months. So, here it goes down the drain another of my expert theory Read more »

hep and hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If you are exposed to hiv and hep at the same time, will that extend the window period for testing. Or will you still get a conclusive test at the 12/13 week mark? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Dr. Rodrigues says hep c can take up to a year to show the others say 6 months,does anyone know who's right,If it is a year has anyone with these ongoing Read more »