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Hep c tested yesterday for routine matters. Came back + low levels detected possible false +. Did viral load and repeat hep c ab twice both neg. ?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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In brief: Hep C testing

If your first test for Hep C was positive, then you had 2 negative tests- it's quite likely the first test was a 'false positive'.
If you were infected, the antibody should be positive. PCR testing can be 'false positive' if there is a small amount of contamination when the lab test is run. Hopefully your doctor can take the time to explain - or you can upload the lab tests here for more review.

In brief: Hep C testing

If your first test for Hep C was positive, then you had 2 negative tests- it's quite likely the first test was a 'false positive'.
If you were infected, the antibody should be positive. PCR testing can be 'false positive' if there is a small amount of contamination when the lab test is run. Hopefully your doctor can take the time to explain - or you can upload the lab tests here for more review.
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