I have negative HCV rna (pcr), so how accurate is the test?

Accurate. Negative hcv RNA qualitative test means no circulating hep c virus. If the antibody test for hep c is also negative, it would mean no exposure to hep c.

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What is the possibility of having a positive HCV ab screen but a negative HCV RNA PCR test?

5-10% It is uncommon. I have had several cases. It means a false positive hcv antibody test and if the RNA test is negative, nothing further needs to be done as you do not have hepatitis c infection in that case. Read more...
10% Around 10% of patients with hcv + will have negative PCR viral load. This means either a false positive (confirmed with negative riba) or cleared previous infection. Read more...

HCVantibody screen is reactive with a low signal to cutoff ratio.2 con. HCV RNA PCR tests 2 months apart are not detected or negative. Does one has hepC

No. PCR test is more reliable. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. Read more...

I Had a blood test & everything negative except the hep c ab w/refl to hcv rna, qn, pcr signal to cutoff the result is <1.00 what does that mean?

This is a very. convoluted way of saying "this is a negative test." First the antibody that fights off hep C was checked. Because it may take up to 3 months for the antibody to show up, a second test, the HCV RNA, was checked automatically (i.e., reflexively or w/refl). The cut off value of <1.00 means that the virus itself could be NOT be detected either. Hope this helps! Dr. Anne. Read more...

Can I transplant kidny with negative HCV RNA (pcr). And positive HCV anti body. Thanks?

May be. Do you mean to ask, "am i a suitable kidney donor?". It depends on rest of your health and markers for infectious diseases. If you are otherwise healthy you could certainly donate to a person who is already sero-positive for hep c. Read more...

What is the purpose of this test? Hcv RNA by PCR quantitative and what does this test show?

Checking hepatitis C. This test will confirm whether a preliminary screening test for hepatitis c (anti-hcv ab) is a true positive or not. Also, the level of the test has some predictive value in terms of whether or not one would respond to hep c therapy or not. Read more...

Hep c anti body 14 with cutoff of 1, but qualitative HCV RNA PCR says no RNA material detected. In notes says single test not enough. My alt, cbc, ok

Probably cleared. The hcv viral load tests are not fda approved to confirm active infection, although this is how most doctors use it. If a repeat viral load in around 4 months is also negative, people are considered to have spontaneously cleared infection. Read more...

Hi, my HCV RNA PCR is 1730256 iu/ml. And genotype is 3 what medication I should discuss with my doctor, what are the options I've please advise. Thank you.

Many options. This is an exciting time for new treatments for hepatitis c. There are many recent new studies and new medications which have been approved. I would recommend that you see a good liver specialist who treats hepatitis c on a regular basis and ask him what the latest treatments are, and what is most appropriate for your situation. It is very important to get it treated, if recommended. Good luck. Read more...

Positive anti-hcv antibody (ELISA)Signal to cut off was 6.60 (False pos?) HCV RNA pcr- not detected 18 years old No risk factors What is my outcome?

Normal. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, you are not likely to have hepatitis C. Why was the test done in the first place? Unrelated to your question: Practice safe sex. Get HPV and Hep B vaccines. Read more...