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Author Topic: When Positive Hep C Tests Go Unconfirmed, Care Can Go Awry  (Read 6717 times)

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When Positive Hep C Tests Go Unconfirmed, Care Can Go Awry
« on: August 18, 2014, 12:36:09 pm »
If you test positive for hepatitis C virus (HCV) but do not receive confirmation through genetic testing, you may be subject to various cracks in the health care system and potentially unnecessary care.

For instance, if someone tests positive for the HCVab, there is always the chance this is a false positive read, an uncertainty that the RNA test will clear up.

On the other side of the coin, positive HCVab test results went unacknowledged by the providers of 31 percent of subjects in this recent study:

http://www.hepmag.com/articles/unconfirmed_test_2501_26036.shtml

 


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