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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Likely but...: 5% of infants born to the mothers with hepatitis c acquire the infection. Viral RNA may be detected intermittently, therefore, a single negative test ... Read More
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Dr. T. Allen Merritt
49 years experience Neonatology
Generally so: If the mother has hepatitis c, performing a hepatitis c RNA test at 3 months and obtaining viral load will identify whether the infant has acquired he ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Bloods/SONO/biopsy: Screen with eia (enz imm assay), confirm (+) with riba(recomb imm assay) and/or RNA (quantitative); genotype if (+) can determine duration of rx, and/ ... Read More
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Dr. Camilla Graham
27 years experience Infectious Disease
Antibody and RNA: The first test people get to see if they have been exposed to hepatitis c is an antibody test. This can be by blood draw or finger stick (orasure rapi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Camilla Graham
27 years experience Infectious Disease
Antibody negative?: If you are looking at the hepatitis c antibody result, you may be seeing the signal to cut-off ratio. If so, this is a low value and means no hepatiti ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Camilla Graham
27 years experience Infectious Disease
Antibody and RNA?: Most likely, what you are asking is why an hcv antibody test can be positive, while the follow up hcv RNA (viral load) test is negative. About 25% of ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
What tests?: A person may have a postive result to antobodies to hep c but be negative for a nucleic acid test for hep c if there is no persistent infection with t ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
No can take weeks: It's not like you wake up the next day after infection with a positive test; takes some time to develop antibodies.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Yes.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Hepatitis c: hep c infection is not a condition that prevents you from flying into another country. if you are going to emigrate there, they will probably test you ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Not routine: Hepatitis testing, unless you have risk factors, is not a recommended routine test at this time. If you want to be tested, i recommend donating blood ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Your doctor will check viral load to see if you still have hcv or had it and cleared the virus. Sometimes the test can be a false positive.
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