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Can you have a negative hep c antibody screen blood test but a positive viral load test?

Can you have a negative hep c antibody screen blood test but a positive viral load test?

Possible: It is possible, though not common, to have the results you described. It would be prudent to consult an infectious disease specialist as hepatitis C is now curable in most cases. ...Read more

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Is Haptoglobin (mg/dl) test a blood chemistry test or hematological test?

Is Haptoglobin (mg/dl) test a blood chemistry test or hematological test?

Haptpglobin: Is a transport protein for the breakdown of hemoglobin. If is used to assess for RBC destruction. When the haptoglobin Is low there is an association with increased hemolysis ...Read more

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What blood test checks for pancreatic enzymes?

What blood test checks for pancreatic enzymes?

Amylase & lipase: These check for the enzymes to see if they're being released into the blood when somebody has an upper abdominal emergency. If you're concerned you haven't got enough pancreatic enzymes, a stool assay for pancreatic elastase might be more helpful. ...Read more

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Does a routine blood test check for HIV and hepatitis?

Does a routine blood test check for HIV and hepatitis?

Routine tests....: Nope. At least not in the U.S. These special tests must be specifically asked for and ordered. ...Read more

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Can a person having hepatitis b surface antigen negative donate blood?

Can a person having hepatitis b surface antigen negative donate blood?

Yes : Anyone donating blood will have their blood screened to confirm that they are negative before any blood products would be distributed. ...Read more

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Blood test shows élévated bilirubin , urine test négative for bilirubin. Any explanation??

Blood test shows élévated bilirubin , urine test négative for bilirubin. Any explanation??

Unconjugated: Bilirubin exists in the blood in both the conjugated and Unconjugated forms. Only the conjugated can enter the urine. If you feel well, and this is new, you very likely have Gilbert's non-disease. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is rubella immune blood test positive good?

Is rubella immune blood test positive good?

No,indicates imunit: A positive test for rubella immunity indicates your body has been exposed to wild rubella or the rubella vaccine ; developed protective antibodies to it. If you are female, it means you will not pass rubella to your fetus if u are exposed to the illness during pregnancy ; get the disease. ...Read more

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What is hepatitis b core ab IgG blood test mean?

What is hepatitis b core ab IgG blood test mean?

Prior infection: Indicates that you very likely had hepatitis b at one point in the past. Doe not tell you about current infection or activity of the disease. These require further testing. ...Read more

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When is hepatitis b test conclusive with CMIA testing?

When is hepatitis b test conclusive with CMIA testing?

It's complex.: The CMIA test checks for hepatitis B surface antigen, just one of the items necessary to confirm and classify a hepatitis B infection. Without the other results, it's not possible to be sure. If you're concerned, bring your complete hep profile to your doctor, who can determine with a physical exam and your results if you're likely to have hepatitis B. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the ssa/Ssb blot test antibody blood test?

What is the ssa/Ssb blot test antibody blood test?

A test: for a certain autoimmune condition. it's important to understand that these blood tests need to be interpreted carefully in the context of your symptoms and exam findings. a positive test doesn't necessarily mean you have the condition. ...Read more

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Positive HIV screener test at blood donation... Negative IFA and Negative NAT... False positive?

Positive HIV screener test at blood donation... Negative IFA and Negative NAT... False positive?

Yes: The initial screening test for HIV is very sensitive, but not very specific. The back up screening tests are much more specific for HIV. ...Read more

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Window for hcv ab test and hcv rna test?

Window for hcv ab test and hcv rna test?

HCV: Nowadays with polymerase chain reaction technology it is making "window" periods a less discussed issue. In my practice if I suspected a recent infection (say days to weeks old)..this test would show virons in your blood. Once this virus hits your bloodstream it explodes exponentially. Some people are fortunate that their bodies contain the infection..most do not. ...Read more