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How Is Hepatitis C Tested

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Hepatitis C testing

I touched blood on a countertop back after a customer left and had wiped it off with a napkin with hand sanitizer on it in February and freaked out because I had a small cut on my hand (from dry skin, the top skin was still there)... it didn't seem...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I think it was okay to test to be conservative, but would have advised that the risk was extremely low. You are all set...I would not follow this up any further. Read more »

Hepatitis C Tests

I have gotten tested for Hep C and a local std clinic and it was negative and I also got tested... Read more »

TEST RESULTS FOR HEPATITIS C

On my results from my HCV RNA PCR Quant test the results show a figure of 5,116,472 and as far as a... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Cal State-Long Beach Gets Grant to Study Faster HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis C Tests

...recently awarded California State University-Long Beach a four-year, $1.7 million grant to study experimental rapid tests for HIV, hepatitis C, and syphilis. The project will assess the accuracy and acceptability of the tests among groups at high... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OraSure's Hepatitis C Test Awaits FDA Approval

...Technologies Inc. announced it had submitted a pre-market approval application to the Food and Drug Administration for a rapid hepatitis C virus test that uses the OraQuick technology platform. The OraQuick HCV test would be the nation's first... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Maryland Hospital's HIV, Hepatitis C Testing Problems "More Widespread Than Previously Indicated," State Report Says

... Maryland General Hospital 's HIV and hepatitis C testing problems are "far more widespread than previously indicated," and equipment failures at the "poorly run" laboratory could Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health Canada Approves Abbott Diagnostic Instrument, HIV-1 and Hepatitis C Tests

...Health Canada had approved the Abbott m2000, an automated molecular diagnostic instrument, and the Abbott RealTime HIV-1 and hepatitis C viral load tests. The tests were developed for use on the m2000 instrument, which is used to conduct genetic... Read more »
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Tested today for HIV and Hepatitis C

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...you guys think that's enough, or would you go back at exactly 26? I also paid that "ripoff 800 number" $89 to get a test for Hepatitis C. I want to cover all my bases. They should both let me know within 2-3 days. Please pray for me and keep... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by capeac, 1 Reply
...no tengo de nuevo hora para la consulta y me gustara saber que sabeis sobre la fiabilidad de los resultados en el test de la Hepatitis C. ?Es cierto que cabe la posibilidad de un falso negativo -ojo estoy hablando de la Hepatitis C no del VIH-... Read more »

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 »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are... Read more »