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false positive for lupus, now positive for hcv, waiting on blood test to confirm. could hcv cause a false + for lupus?

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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: False positive test for ANA can occur with viral infections ( hepatitis, parvovirus) , aging, medications (prescription, OTC) etc.
Answered on Apr 8, 2015
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