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Test For Hepatitis C Virus

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Hepatitis C virus infection

Tested positive for HCV. The points of the lab sheet said 89.4. Not sure what that meant. My liver and everything else was great. They are sending me to a specialist? Do I have HCV? I don't understand lab result. What do doctors normally test?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Sometimes the antibody test for hepatitis C virus comes with a read out indicating a numerical result instead of simply positive or negative. There is usually a threshold number Read more »

how often test?

doctor, i have a anti HBs (antibody to hepatitis b surafce antigen) test performed that came up... Read more »

a person

...I had a laboratory test for Hepatitis C virus and HIV using qualitative research for viral DNA by Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves First Home Test for Hepatitis C Virus

...FDA has approved the first over-the-counter blood collection kit for testing for antibodies to hepatitis C virus (HCV), the nation's most common blood-borne infection and a major cause of liver damage. With the kit, which does not require a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection and HCV-Related Chronic Disease

...1. Reported cases of acute hepatitis C by selected risk factors -- United States, 1983-1996 Figure 2. Prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection by age and race/ethnicity -- United States, 1988-1994 Figure 3. Hepatitis C virus... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OraSure Gets OK for Hepatitis Test

... The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday it has approved the first rapid-result blood test for the hepatitis C virus. The test is manufactured by OraSure Technologies, which already has approval to sell it in Europe. FDA approved... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness that attacks the liver. It results from infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is spread primarily through contact with the blood of an infected person. Hepatitis C can... Read more »
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Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are infected with the Hepatitis C virus. Only 20-30% are aware of their infection status. HCV is the number one reason in this country for... Read more »

hep c

Posted by Anonymous
...unrecognized. Hepatitis C is the most common, blood-borne chronic viral illness in the U.S. The number of Americans infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) is 5-times greater than the number living with HIV/AIDS. Yet, to date, your... Read more »

NOT A MYTH

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...types of jobs also risk occupational exposure to bloodborne infection. We report the case of a policeman in whom both HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) seroconversion were clearly documented after he was involved in a bloody fight while making an... Read more »

NAT testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know anything about Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) I was told that blood banks use it to seek the virus in donated Blood. How effective is it? I have had numberous negitive Elisa test from home Access over the past six months( with no risky... Read more »