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false positive for hepatitis c

I was told that my lab results are false positive for hepatitis c.. what exactly is a false positive in hepatitis c?
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
This expression is wrongly used to mean that the virus is not present in the blood,because the HCVRNA PCR is non detectable,but the HCV antibody is positive.The truth is, that the HCV antibody will always remain detectable in the blood,as it is a... 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 »

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.... Read more »
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...immunoassay (EIA) test for HCV, which indicates the presence of HCV antibodies in blood samples. But this test had a high rate of false positives (see " Identifying Recipients of Contaminated Blood "). Two years later, the agency approved a more... 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
I tested positive for HIV on 12/10. My boyfriend just got his results back today 12/21. His results came back negative. We have been having unprotected sex for the last 4 years and have been together for 5. I have only been wih him during that... Read more »

Recived a "False Positive" test, but still worried

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A few days after sleeping with my girlfriend while she was on her period, using a condom, I got something like the flu, with the addition of sore throat, complete loss of appetite for 3 days, diarrhea and a stomach ache. After the 3 days, I felt... Read more »

Do TWO false positive ELISA tests mean I'm okay?

Posted by bobarama, 1 Reply
I had unprotected insertive vaginal, with a lady a few times. I then had a flu like illness with a flat rash on my chest and stomach. A few weeks after that I tested and it was a positive ELISA with negative Western Blot. I went back to test... Read more »