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What Medication Will Cause A False Positive Hepatitis C Result

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hepatitis c

My son'r blood test came back postive for hepatitis c...He is 13 yrs old. Never had sex. no transfusion.No drug use and No one in the family Has it.How can this be? Can it be a false postive? I had him re-tested yesterday. Can it be a mistake?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Yes sometimes there are false positive tests. However, to confirm I would not order the same test. I would order a RIBA test which is more specific. Read more »

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... Read more »

hepatitis c

my husband is diagnosed with hepatitis c.i have been tested and i am clear. my husband has no... Read more »
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...Data From the Literature Conclusion References Introduction Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) constitutes two of the leading causes of chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis worldwide. 1-3 ... Read more »
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Hepatitis C

...immunoassay (EIA) test for HCV, which indicates the presence of HCV antibodies in blood samples. But this test had a high rate of false positives (see " Identifying Recipients of Contaminated Blood "). Two years later, the agency approved a more... Read more »
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I tested Positive, My boyfriend didnt, False positive?

Posted by ruraltgwoman, 1 Reply
I tested positive for HIV on 12/10. My boyfriend just got his results back today 12/21. His results came back negative. We have been having unprotected sex for the last 4 years and have been together for 5. I have only been wih him during that... Read more »

Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...My range was very low though. Anything over 1.00 is considered reactive but because mine was 1.32 she said it may be just a false positive and now I have to take another test which may take 4-6 weeks to get an answer on. She will be out untill... Read more »

What things cause a false positive?

Posted by Anonymous
.......on a rapid (oraquick) test? Are their certain medical conditions, medicines, etc that cause these false positives??? Just wodering why they happen? Read more »

False Positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...had it. After some very exspensive tests (and 17 day's), yesterday I learned I was HIV negative. I don't understand the rare false positive but I feel like I've won the lottery. I am telling everybody about my nightmare and pleading with them to... Read more »