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A 22-year-old female asked:

I was tested for hep c virus ab the scale is from 0.0 to 0.9.. my result was 0.2, normal.. but why isnt it 0.0? does this mean anything? ive never done anything to have hepatitis

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
HCV antibody: The hepatitis C virus antibody test is an enzyme immunoassay. The numerical results of EIA do not indicate the amount of antibody detected. Any result below the cut-off number for a positive result (0.9 is typical, as in your test) is totally negative. Your value of 0.2 does not show that a little bit of HCV antibody, but none at all -- a completely negative result.
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