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Hepatitis C Surface Antibody False Positive

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do i have hepatitis c

my hepatitis c test shows non-reactive for HEP A AB,HBSAG SCREEN,HEP B SURFACE AB,HEP B CORE AB but my HEP C VIRUS AB came back >11.00 does this mean i have hepatitis c ??
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...some kind of screening, I would get a RIBA test which is more specific than a HCV antibody test, which can occasionally give a false positive result. Read more »

hepatitis C

Hello Dr. McGovern,I recently tested myself for Hepatitis A,B & C. The results said that I am... Read more »

Lab results

I recently got back these test result. Can you tell me what they mean.Hepatitis A AB, TOTAL -... Read more »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...possibilities: Delayed antibody synthesis in infants and persons receiving post-exposure prophylaxis or with concurrent acute hepatitis C infection Diminished immune response in individuals receiving intensive or long-term immunosuppressive... Read more »
The Body PRO

Update on Management of the HIV/Hepatitis B- or HIV/Hepatitis C-Coinfected Patient

...Data From the Literature Conclusion References Introduction Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) constitutes two of the leading causes of chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis worldwide. 1-3 ... Read more »
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Prevention and Control of Infections With Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings

...for Juvenile Correctional Facilities -- Hepatitis B Virus Infection Recommendations for Juvenile Correctional Facilities -- Hepatitis C Virus Infection Juvenile Health Education and Release Planning Recommendations for Adult Correctional... Read more »
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Hepatitis C and HIV

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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 »

What things cause a false positive?

Posted by Anonymous
.......on a rapid (oraquick) test? Are their certain medical conditions, medicines, etc that cause these false positives??? Just wodering why they happen? Read more »

Question about false positive ........

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know whether physical illness or certain medication such as penicillin could result in a false positive? How accurate is the Elisa considering it only tests for antibodies rather than the actual virus? I'm considering getting tested Read more »