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Positive anti-hcv test, negative hcvnat test?

Positive anti-hcv test, negative hcvnat test?

Don't have hep C now: If you meant the hcv RNA test was negative (and it was a good quality one), then the 1st positive anti-hep c ab test means one of two things: it was a false positive or you were infected at one piint in time and then was able to clear the infection on your own. ...Read more

Dr. Jonathan Ricker
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Anti Hcv (Definition)

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My anti-hcv report is 0.05 (non reactive). Is it normal.

My anti-hcv report is 0.05 (non reactive). Is it normal.

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

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Hbsag positive and anti HCV nonreactive. Am I in trouble?

Hbsag positive and anti HCV nonreactive.  Am I in trouble?

Hepatitis B: The negative hcv is good, but the positive hbsag means that you either have acute or chronic hepatitis b. You need additional testing to determine whether this is acute or chronic and to determine whether there is any liver damage. ...Read more

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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?

What should mean when anti-hcv non-reactive 0.15 cutoff value 1.0 
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please let me know?

HCV and HBV: From your test result, it means you don't have have evidence of hepatitis C virus or hepatitis B virus infection at the time when the test was done. So you should feel good that you don't have those infection. ...Read more

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Anti HCV ab - result non - reactive hbs ag( chemiluminescence) - result - negative please advise on my results. Thanks very much ?

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 more

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What is the next step if I have a confirmed positive anti-hcv test?

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 more

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When after exposure to HCV does it take to test positive for anti-hcv?

When after exposure to HCV does it take to test positive for anti-hcv?

Varies: It can take about eight weeks for an hcv antibody test to become positive after an exposure. Another test called the hcv RNA can become positive from days up to 8 weeks, depending on the type of exposure and size of exposure. ...Read more

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My test show result Anti-HCV 0.558 0.556 Reactive so please tell me what's meaning this ?

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

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My results for s-anti HCV was active with 43.93-45.38. What does that number mean? Please help. Thank you

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

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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

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2 inconclusive anti-hcv results(last year sept to oct)and 2 negative ones (last nov and this year may), another inconclusive(last week).do i have it ?

Duplicate question: See my other reply. Based on the information provided there, you aren't at risk and don't need testing. Anyway, inconclusive screening tests almost always turn out to be negative, so on that basis plus no risk, you don't need further testing. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Should pregnant women be tested for anti-hcv routinely?

No: Even if hcv is detected, there is nothing that can be done and theer is no evidence to suggest it will affect the fetus, . ...Read more

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How long after exposure to HCV does it take to test + for anti-hcv?

How long after exposure to HCV does it take to test + for anti-hcv?

2 months: On average, hcv antibodies are detectable at 2 months, with 6 months being the end of the range. People co-infected with HIV may not develop hcv antibodies. ...Read more

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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

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My mother has anti HCV total reactive 14, 6. What is means?

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

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Anti HCV antibody test result = negative, what it mean ?

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 more

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Need help docs! my anti HCV is negative can I have HIV with HCV negative?

Yes: Yes these are different viruses. Testing for hepatitis c doesn't test you for hiv. Ask your doctor for an HIV test. ...Read more

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What are the causes of anti-hcv inconclusive results if the window period has already passed? Then 2 negatives after past 6 months?

Antibody cross-: reactivity may produce inconclusive results. To be sure you should get a nucleic acid test for Hep C and if that is negative that would mean that you do not have Hep C infection. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Camilla Graham
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Hepatitis C (Definition)

An infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver ...Read more