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Hepatitis C Test By Antibodies

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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 »

Is this conclusive? You are the only one that can help.

Hello, I had an exposure 6 months ago. I decided to get tested for HIV and Hepatitis C. I don't... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OraSure Gets OK for Hepatitis Test

...manufactured by OraSure Technologies, which already has approval to sell it in Europe. FDA approved the OraQuick Hepatitis C Rapid Antibody Test for the testing of whole blood drawn from a vein of patients age 15 and older. Unlike existing HCV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...should get tested for hepatitis C? If you are pregnant, should you be tested for hepatitis C? What blood tests are used to test for hepatitis C? Treatment How is acute hepatitis C treated? How is chronic hepatitis C treated? ... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Tests and Monitoring

... Tests to diagnose hepatitis C Routine blood tests Hepatitis C viral load (RNA testing) Hepatitis C tests and what the results mean Hepatitis C genotype Predominant hepatitis C genotype by region Liver enzyme tests: ALT and Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...all people with HIV, since having both viruses, called coinfection, is common. Usually, the first blood test for hep C is an antibody test. A positive result means that you have been infected with hep C. However, some people recover from hep C... Read more »
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Hepatitis and HIV tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Recently I had an exposure to blood. At 3 months the HIV test and the Hepatitis C test have both come back negative, but I still have a question. If I had hepatitis C and my body had not yet developed antibodies Read more »

6 month neg

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...year.whats with that my doctors and the liver foundation say's 6 month window for hepatitis c,now im starting to wonder about my hepatitis c test accuracy.whats with the doctors on the body ,are thry right or what.any input would help. Read more »

From WHO Regarding Window

Posted by Anonymous
...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 negative tests can also occur. The period between HIV infection and HIV detection with... Read more »

I need your help; its approach my test!!!

Posted by microclima22, 2 Replies
...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 antibody-ag p24... Read more »