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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

Polymerase Chain Reaction (Definition)

Polymerase chain reaction is a method of finding a specific piece of dna and copying it over and over again until there is enough to study. The technique allows a scientist to detect very small amounts of dna in a swab sample then reproduce enough of it to study it. It is very sensisitive for detecting the presence of certain bacteria and is also used in doing other ...Read more


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Hep b, HCV ab and HCV PCR all negative 2 years post exposure but elevated gpt, got, GGT recently, i just want to keep ruling out viral hepatitis, could i ?

Hep b, HCV ab and HCV PCR all negative 2 years post exposure but elevated gpt, got, GGT recently, i just want to keep ruling out viral hepatitis, could i ?

Some ideas: Hopefully you've gotten immunized against hepatitis b, and hopefully you're not doing needle drugs to put you at risk for hepatitis c. You'd do well to have labs to look for hemochromatosis, wilson's, and autoimmune hepatitis. Many people have elevated liver enzymes that can be lowered just be getting more physically active. Glad you don't drink. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do alyssa and PCR in context of hepatitis C treatment differ?

How do alyssa and PCR in context of hepatitis C treatment differ?

Exposed/infected: The elisa detects antibodies made by the body against hepatitis c. About 25% of people will spontaneously clear the hepatitis c infection. So the RNA pcr test looks for the actual hepatitis c virus, which is found in everyone who has active infection. These are the people who are infectious, can have liver damage, and may need treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you are positive for hepatitis c antibodies and pcr undetectable. ?

What does it mean if you are positive for hepatitis c antibodies and pcr undetectable.  ?

Hepatitis C: You have gotten hepatitis C at some time but currently do not have active virus in your system. The PCR detects nucleic acid belonging to the virus, demonstrating its presence and the amounts. If you are undetectable do not worry, but keep up with your doctor and ask their opinion. ...Read more

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What tis means HCV by PCR ..Result = not detected? Does patient has hepatitis C or not?

What tis means HCV by PCR ..Result = not detected? Does patient has hepatitis C or not?

Depends.: Hepatits c virus (hcv) is diagnosed with an antibody against hcv (anti hcv ab) and not by pcr. Some number of patients are able to clear initial hcv infection: they will have positive hcv ab and persistently not detected hcv pcr. Hcv pcr tells you what the burden of hcv is in the blood stream as it detects hcv rna. ...Read more

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Hep c antibody rest reactive, qualitative RNA PCR says no RNA material found. Do i need further tests or i can relax that I have cleared. ?

Hep c antibody rest reactive, qualitative RNA PCR says no RNA material found. Do i need further tests or i can relax that I have cleared. ?

Mostly likely yes: This is wonderful news. Very rarely people can have fluctuately virus levels, so some people get checked one more time in around 4 months to definitively establish that they spontaneously cleared their hcv infection. ...Read more

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My hepatitis C antibody test is reactive, though my two PCR on 6th month interval are negative, will i ever get my anti body test negative again ?

My hepatitis C antibody test is reactive, though my two PCR  on 6th month interval are negative, will i ever get my anti body test negative again ?

No: Your antibodies are the good guys. They indicate that you have been fighting hep c and will remain positive even if the disease is gone.. ...Read more

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


Dr. Jay Park
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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