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Anti Hcv Riba W Band Pattern
Yes: A lab test for an antibody evaluates if a person had been exposed to a particular infection. If an antibody test (to hepatitis c, in this case) is nonreactive, it implies that the person did not have or had the virus that causes hepatitis c because the body's immune system did not generate a response to fight this infection. A normal immune system and enough time to make antibodies is needed. ...Read more
Hi please explain my following tests:
anti HCV ab - result=non - reactive
hbs ag( chemiluminescence) - result - negative
Looks negative: Looks negative for hep c and hep b. ...Read more
What should mean when anti-hcv non-reactive 0.15 cutoff value 1.0
and hbsag non- reactive 0.16 cutoff value 1.0
please let me know?
Anti HCV ab - result non - reactive hbs ag( chemiluminescence) - result - negative
please advise on my results. Thanks very much ?
No infection: These results are most consistent with never being exposed to hepatitis c, and not having chronic infection with hepatitis b. It can take several months for hcv antibody to be detected, so if you had a recent high risk exposure this should be repeated at six months. If hepatitis b surface antibody is not present, then consider hbv vaccination for future protection ( there is no vaccine for hcv). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confirm hep c: A positive antihep c test could mean you have hepatitis c or could be a false positive. Pcr testing would confirm whether one really has the virus. If the PCR is positive, one has hepaititis c. If the PCR is negative and has no hep c risk factors then the antihcv test was likely a false positive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Labs: Need the results of all the tests to help u ...Read more
Missing data: Something is missing in your report. It is not complete and we cannot possibly interpret this. It looks like you are giving us the labs norms and not your specific results. ...Read more
My results for s-anti HCV was active with 43.93-45.38. What does that number mean? Please help. Thank you
May have hep C: This means that you have a large amount of antibody to the hpatitis c virus. The next step is lab testing to see if you have the active virus in the blood, and then the family of the virus (genotype). This needs further evaluation-now that may tell you the virus is cleared or you made need treatment (which is now effective). ...Read more
What should I do if I have a test and it showed hbeag negative while hbeab positives and my anti-hcv non reactive. What does that?
HBsAg?: I'm assuming you have a positive hbsag, since the hbeag and hbeab wouldn't be ordered otherwise. If that's the case, you have chronic hepatitis b, though it's good that your hbeab is positive. You may require treatment. But the most important test is hbsag. Find out whether it's positive. ...Read more
If my results says anti-hcv - he c antibody reactive [non-reacti] finale what exactly does that mean ?
Hepatitis C: A repeatedly reactive hepatitis C antibody test means that you either have a current hepatitis C infection or a past infection that has resolved, or possibly a false positive test. You need more detailed testing to sort this out. There are effective treatments for hepatitis C now. It is a serious disease if left untreated. Do not ignore this. See your doctor for further testing. Good luck. ...Read more
Hi just wanna ask what this mean I have my hepa profile hbsag-2431.0 reactive, anti-hbs 0.1 non reactive, anti-hcv 0.153 non reactive?
She has hepatitis c: Anti-hcv is a test for antibodies to the hepatitis c virus. A positive test means that a person has been exposed to hepatitis c. In most cases, the virus persists in the body and over time can cause cirrhosis and liver cancer. The way to see if a person has active hepatitis c is to measure the hcv-rna level- the actual genetic material of the virus. ...Read more
Depends on exposure: Negative hep c antibody means no evidence of chronic hepatitis c infection. In acute hep c or in setting of immunosuppression, hcv viral load testing is helpful because hcv RNA can be detected within 2-3 days after exposure. Antibodies to hcv are detectable an average of 7-8 weeks after exposure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 past inconclusive anti-hcv tests,2 recent negative ones,1 inconclusive last week.do not do drugs but risky sex.Do I have hcv? Doc will not do rna
No need, no risk: If your doctor thought you were at risk and might have HCV, I'm sure she would have done an RNA test. And it sounds like you're not at risk. Contrarly to popular beliefs and some online claims, HCV is not a proved STD except by traumatic (bloody) anal practices in gay men. Frequency of infection is no higher in heterosexual partners of people with HCV, and no higher if 100 vs 3 lifetime partners. ...Read more