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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. Camilla Graham
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Hepatitis C (Definition)

Hepatitis c is a virus that replicates (makes copies of itself) in the human liver. People can be infected by exposure to even very small amounts of blood. Over 20 to 40 years it can cause scarring of the liver, and severe scarring is called cirrhosis. People can be tested for exposure with an antibody test. If that is positive, they need a test for the virus itself ...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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Treating Hepatitis C (Checklist)

Find a doctor who specializes in treating people with hepatitis C
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Stop drinking alcohol until you find out how your liver is doing
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At a HCV viral load test to make sure you have an active infection
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Get vaccinated for hepatitis B if not already exposed
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I was told 6 mod ago I have toxic hepatitis. I used to be a heavy drinker but got sober when i got this dx. Yesterday dr told me i still have it . Why?

I was told 6 mod ago I have toxic hepatitis. I used to be a heavy drinker but got sober when i got this dx. Yesterday dr told me i still have it . Why?

Liver Toxicity: I am sorry to have to complicate your question further. But, you are failing to tell us what type of hepatitis you have. Is this a viral hepatitis or just alcohol hepatitis or is it fatty liver hepatitis? My guess, given that you did the exact right thing by stopping drinking is that this is fatty liver disease and you will need to work on your sugar intake, treat diabetes if you have diabetes. ...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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Treating Hepatitis A (Checklist)

Drink plenty of fluids
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Maintain strict personal hygiene
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Follow a bland diet
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If you start feeling worse, call a doctor immediately
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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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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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Treating Hepatitis B (Checklist)

See your gastroenterologist
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Follow recommended therapy completely
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Notify your doctor if you're pregnant
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Get periodic repeat blood tests
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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

Dr. Jay Park
1,158 doctors shared insights

Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more


Dr. Robert Rahimi
568 doctors shared insights

Hep C (Definition)

A viral infection that effects the liver that can result in chronic disease, liver failure, and ...Read more