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What Does It Mean When A Hepatitis C Test Is Non-reactive

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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
It depends. If you are at risk for HCV (eg, you shared injection drug paraphernalia in the past), you should check a HCV RNA...If you are NOT at risk, and these tests were done for some kind of screening, I would get a RIBA test which is more... Read more »

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My doctor suspected that I may have hepatitis so she had me take a blood test. These are the... Read more »

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