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Hepatitis C False Negative

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Reactive Hepatitis C AB

Hi,Thank you for taking my question. What would cause a person to have reactive hepatitis C antibodies signal to cut off 1.05 for 5 yrs with a negative qualitative Hep C by PCR and negative RIBA test? My doctor has continued to test me yearly and...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...If the RIBA is negative, then yes your HCV antibody is a false positive test.No further testing is required. Read more »

Dr. Bob, can i woohoo, please answer? Will donate. (HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION, 2010)

Dr. Bob, I have had one time unprotected sex with a stranger in the past, she told me that she had... Read more »
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Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...she said this is normal because they have to mail that test. Still, that worries me. She also told me i tested "reactive" to Hepatitis C. My range was very low though. Anything over 1.00 is considered reactive but because mine was 1.32 she said... Read more »

Negative Results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...also did not get an std checkup nor tests for HEP B or HEP C. I was wondering if I had HEP B or C, if this could cause me to falsely test negative at 5,6, or 7 months? Lately, I have had a persistant nonproductive cough, more like a shortness of... Read more »

From WHO Regarding Window

Posted by Anonymous
...period is usually just weeks ( 3-6) but could be longer ( up to 3-6 months) in certain circumstances ( e.g. co-infection with Hepatitis C). There are tests of HIV antigen that may be positive some days earlier than HIV antibodies but false... Read more »

JBlue (cryoglobulins)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...DOCTOR the hepatitis forum at med help,//there's two click on the patient to patient one.then click BROWSE ARCHIVES,Then click Hepatitis C,Then go to bottom of page and its the 31 st one up its titled Re: FALSE NEGATIVE posted by HFHSMDDMon... Read more »