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Can someone explain the hepatitis C RNA test?

Can someone explain the hepatitis C RNA test?

Confirmatory test: There are individuals who test positive for hepatitis c on screening test without actual infection (false positive). Therefore, anyone who tests positive on screening test requires confirmatory test which actually detects hepatitis c rna. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Rahimi
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How much time will it take to show hepatitis C rna?

How much time will it take to show hepatitis C rna?

6-10 weeks on ave: average.. but can take as long as 6 months. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take to show hepatitis C rna?

Unclear question: What is the starting point? It takes a few weeks for hep c infection to become evident. ...Read more

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Hepatitis c RNA test results - a negative means you have no disease?

Hepatitis c RNA test results - a negative means you have no disease?

Can mean no Dis now.: This is apparently an RNA PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test that determines virus particles, or viral load in the body. This can be negative, but if an immunoblot test was positive, it would mean that you had an infection with hepatitis c and it was cleared. If the immunoblot was negative, then you never had an infection, and if you had an immunoassay and it was positive, then it was wrong. ...Read more

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If a newborn child from a woman with hepatitis c, do hepatitis C RNA test within 3 months, then will it show if he is infected with hcv?

If a newborn child from a woman with hepatitis c, do hepatitis C RNA test within 3 months, then will it show if he is infected with hcv?

Generally so: If the mother has hepatitis c, performing a hepatitis c RNA test at 3 months and obtaining viral load will identify whether the infant has acquired hepatitis c from the mother. Tests of liver function should be performed the hepatitisc RNA should be repeated at 6-12 months. New medications are available and interferon Alpha can be used to treat infants. ...Read more

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My weight is 154kg.Age 30.Height 6 feet.I have enlarged live and spleen.In my blood screening test HCV is +.But PCR RNA of hepatits c viral is negtive?

My weight is 154kg.Age 30.Height 6 feet.I have enlarged live and spleen.In my blood screening test HCV is +.But PCR RNA of hepatits c viral is negtive?

Maybe false positive: Or the lab could have switched your blood with someone else's blood. You may want to go to reputable lab like quest or bioreference, but not labcorp and have it rechecked. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis C spread through sex?

Is hepatitis C spread through sex?

Yes...maybe : Here are two extremes. A monogamous heterosexual couple has one partner who finds out he has hcv. If the other partner is negative the cdc does not recommend condom use. On the other hand, we have an epidemic of hcv in men who have unprotected anal sex with other men. Condom use is strongly recommended in this case. New partners should use condoms for hcv, hiv, hep b, syphilis, gc, chlamydia, etc. ...Read more

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Who can be treated for hepatitis c?

Who can be treated for hepatitis c?

Everybody: everybody should be treated for hepatitis C. There are however certain exceptions in which patients may not be able to be treated due to interactions with other medications, or other unstable medical conditions which would preclude treatment ...Read more

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How does hepatitis C usually begin?

How does hepatitis C usually begin?

Asymptomatically: This is a viral infection which over time causes liver damage. It is typically transmitted from one person to another by sharing needles, Cocaine straws and by blood transfusions received before 1991. It can cause fatigue but most have no symptoms. ...Read more

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How do people contract hepatitis c?

How do people contract hepatitis c?

Contact with blood: One can catch hepatitis c from an infected person by getting the infected person's blood into oneself by activities such as: sharing needles during drug abuse, accidental needle-sticks, being born to a hepc+ mother, sharing razors or toothbrushes, or having sex. Transmission of hepc virus during sex can happen, but is uncommon. ...Read more

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How can hepatitis C start to form?

How can  hepatitis C start to form?

Start liver disease: When someone is exposed to hepatitis c, the virus can be detected in the blood by 2 -4 weeks, and antibody by 3 -6 months. Initially there is a lot of inflammation of the liver as the immune system tries to fight hcv (about 25% of the time the body wins and clears hcv). For 75% of people, over the next several decades there is slow development of scarring, which can lead to cirrhosis. ...Read more

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How can a person with, hepatitis C live?

Normal: Majority of people with hep c live a normal life but have to take certain precautions. They learn to avoid certain products like alcohol, illicit drugs, medications which has tylenol, (acetaminophen) seek alternative therapies to maintain healthy liver function, and they live with constant hope of finding a cure. If hep c is associated with liver dysfunction, special interferon therapy can be used for suppression. ...Read more

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Can you have hepatitis C and never know?

Can you have hepatitis C and never know?

Yes: Having hepatitis c usually doesn't cause signs or symptoms until cirrhosis develops. The new cdc recommends that everyone born between 1945-1965 get tested. If you are concerned, there is a simple blood test that can be done to determine if you have hep c. ...Read more

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Should I get my bf tested for hepatitis c?

Should I get my bf tested for hepatitis c?

Yes: If you have to ask that question (based on your bf's past history), then the answer is yes, he should be tested. ...Read more

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How common is hepatitis C in united states?

Varies: Estimates are from 2.7 to 4.5 millions, but most patients are in the baby group born between 1946 and 1964. If you are in that group or older, you should get tested. ...Read more

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Can you get hepatitis C from snorting drugs?

Yes: In short, yes you can get hepatitis C from "snorting drugs" and from using intravenous drugs. This is the most common cause of contracting hepatitis C. The good news is that now a days, we can cure hepatitis C over 90% of the time compared to medications in the past. See a hepatologist for discussion regarding the new therapies. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis C cause lots of unbearable pain?

Can hepatitis C cause lots of unbearable pain?

Where?: Hepatitis c can cause a number of problems like neuropathy that can be painful. But usually it does not cause severe pain anywhere. What exactly is the problem? ...Read more

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Dr. Camilla Graham
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