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Hepatitis C Antibodies Test

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Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Antibody Tests

Dr. Dieterich:While I understand that there are other tests capable of detecting hepatitis b and c more quickly after a potential exposure than the antibody tests, can you tell me what the window period is for the antibody tests to detect hepatitis...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
The window period is usually around 6 months reliably. However most people show antibodies at 3 months but some may take as long as 12 months although that would be a rarity. DTD Read more »

Taking the Hepatitis C Antibody Test again

My Mother was diagnosed in 1998 as having Hepatitis C which was believed she contracted from a... Read more »

Hepatitis C antibody

My test reads..This patient's sample test reactive w/a high s/co ratio:>=8.00. with high s/co... Read more »
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Treatment Action Group

Notice Paid: TAG's Hepatitis Project Bears Its First and Future Fruit, Issues Research and Treatment Policy Recommendations

...while 29% had no idea what the sustained response rate was. Thirty-eight percent would not refer an individual with a positive hepatitis C antibody test to a gastroenterologist -- even though they had no experience in treating hepatitis C... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Repeat Viral Testing of IVF Couples Not Needed: Study

...2007 and 2009. Initial tests found no HIV infections, about 200 people positive for hepatitis B antibodies, and 16 positive for hepatitis C antibodies. Of those who continued treatments, repeat testing found no new infections. "The evidence... Read more »
Project Inform

Access to Care and Treatment for HCV

Private Insurance Medicaid ADAP Patient Assistance Programs Internet Resources A positive hepatitis┬áC antibody test, although a sign of a serious condition, does not exclude you from living a healthy, happy and productive... 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. FDA approved the... Read more »
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I need your help; its approach my test!!!

Posted by microclima22, 2 Replies
...B antigen HBsAg metoso quimiolumiscencia negative. * anti-hepatitis B core antibody method Meia Total (AXSYM) negative. * Hepatitis C antibodies Metodo quimiolumiscencia Negative. after 45 days of the contact at risk hiv1/hiv2 total... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
I tested HIV- at 3.5 months post possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the... Read more »

6 month neg

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Just got my 6 month hiv ,hepatitis b and c back all neg. My Doctor said hiv and hepatitis i don't have to worry about any longer,RELIEF,I was reading the hepatitis forum on the Body and two doctors say hepatitis c can take up to a year to produce... Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...Recently, in Itzehoe a HCV positive surgeon allegedly infected many of his patients. But one has to consider that prevalence of hepatitis C antibodies is relatively high in the population, so that it is easily possible that 2% react positively to... Read more »