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Author Topic: Why Hepatitis C Tests May Give False Results  (Read 6267 times)

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Why Hepatitis C Tests May Give False Results
« on: March 20, 2015, 11:38:40 am »
Did you know approximately one in four people who contract hep C will actually clear the virus on their own?

If you're one of the lucky ones and you get tested after this process is complete, your ELISA will test positive while your RNA test will come up negative.  These contradictory results happen because the antibodies to hep C remain in the body even though the virus itself is gone.

Note: Research suggests that someone who spontaneously clears the virus has no greater risk of liver disease or death than someone who never had the virus.

Read more:

http://www.hepmag.com/articles/false_test_result_2502_25760.shtml

 


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