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What Is Reactive Result On Hepatitis C Test

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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 »

I need your opinion

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

do i have hepatitis?

Hi, i got diagnosed about a month ago, cd4 244, VL 81000. I am also anti-HepA IgG positive and anti... Read more »
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Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...come in but she said this is normal because they have to mail that test. Still, that worries me. She also told me i tested "reactive" to Hepatitis C. My range was very low though. Anything over 1.00 is considered reactive but because mine was... Read more »

This anxiety is overwhelming

Posted by WhatNext, 2 Replies
...battery of blood tests which included both HIV screening and Hepatitis B and C. Last week I got the results. Both were non-reactive (negative). The test was done about 28 days after my encounter. I've been reading a lot about "window... Read more »

unexplained reactive arthritis, would test be + ?

Posted by Shard
...arthritic finger joint, mainly when I read the potential causes of it and HIV being up there on the list-potential meaning the reactive arthritis is caused by my body reacting to HIV virus- and it being completley unexplained by any infection. Is... Read more »

Trust my negative results?

Posted by Franek, 3 Replies
...bit more though the sleep has not been good quality sleep. In the UK it appears NHS clinics do not report if there has been a reactive screening test or if a Western Blot has been run. I've telephoned over a dozen GUM clinics and all have... Read more »