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

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Dr. Sanjay Jain
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sanjay Jain
Dr. Sanjay Jain
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