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Hepatitis Negative Blood Test Results

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hepatitis blood test results

I just recieved my test results back. Hepatitis A AB Tot reactive. It also says that he had to disclose my results to the health department. Hiv antibody test non-reactive by ELISA. HCV antibody screen screening test nonreactive for HCV antibody...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You have no evidence of HCV infection.You may have been vaccinated against hepatitis A and B in the past since your total HAV is reactive and your HB surface antibody is reactive. Alternatively you could have been exposed to HBV in the past; we... Read more »

Hepatitis C blood results

What does a undetermined Hepatitis C blood result mean?A and B are negative but C has been... Read more »

Pregnant with conflicting hepatitis b tests results

At my first prenatal visit my blood was screened for HBsAg. My initial screening came back... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Maryland Hospital Asks FDA to Examine Testing Equipment After Possible Incorrect HIV, Hepatitis Test Results

Maryland General Hospital officials have said that they will ask FDA to investigate the reliability of the hospital's blood testing equipment after reports that the hospital may have released hundreds of incorrect HIV and hepatitis test results,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Blood Tests for Hepatitis B Recalled

On Monday, Johnson & Johnson and U.S. regulators said the company has recalled some blood tests for hepatitis B virus because they may give false negative results. The affected products, which were distributed in the United States and Europe,... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves First Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) System to Screen Whole Blood Donors for Infections With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

The Food and Drug Administration has licensed the first nucleic acid test (NAT) system intended for screening donors of whole blood and blood components intended for use in transfusion. This test system can simultaneously detect the presence of HIV... Read more »
Merck & Co., Inc.

Important Drug Warning: Results of Pharmacokinetic Study in Healthy Volunteers Given Victrelis (Boceprevir) and Ritonavir-Boosted HIV Protease Inhibitors May Indicate Clinically Significant Drug Interactions for Patients Coinfected With Chronic Hepatitis C and HIV

Dear Health Care Professional, The purpose of this communication is to inform you of recent pharmacokinetic study results evaluating drug interactions between VICTRELIS, an oral chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS3/4A protease inhibitor, and... Read more »
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Negative test results are no longer valid...

Posted by dsaklad
Negative test results are no longer valid if there's another sexual contact.

Besides AIDS HIV acquired immune deficiency syndrome human immunodeficiency virus
it would be a good idea to for both sex partners to get tested together for the other
sexually... Read more »

Is negative test result at 94 days post exposure conclusive ?

Posted by Iampanicked, 2 Replies
I got my HIV1 &2 antibodies screening test done, serum and HIV 1/2 & P24 combo test (CMIA) done today, it came non reactive ! In the bottom of the result it says results to be clinically correlated and rarely false negativity/Positivity... Read more »

Need to confirm negative result??

Posted by lpk, 4 Replies
Have tested negative after about 3 years after possible exposure. Is there any need to retest after this amount of time? People are always recommended to retest after testing positive- why would this not be the same for negative results? Read more »

For anyone worried about false negative results.

Posted by JOHN_IN_LONDON, 2 Replies
PERT assay for plasma RNA HIV-1
A new assay, called the product-enhanced reverse transcriptase (PERT) assay, provides a more accurate method of detecting plasma RNA HIV-1 compared with the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay. Dr. Jurg Boni and... Read more »