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6 weeks anti-hcv test

Hi everyone,

I'm a perfectly healthy person. Due to my cocaine use (sniffing), i'd like to get tested for HCV.
Is 6 weeks time after the possible exposure OK to be tested?
What is the accuracy of 6 weeks for an anti-hcv test?

Thanks so much
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Six weeks is enough time only if you request the more expensive HCV PCR test, which is a very sensitive test for viral RNA in your bloodstream. The most common and cheaper test looks for anti-HCV antibodies, but every body is different in how quickly the immune system creates these antibodies. They usually are just beginning to create a few at six weeks, but may not start for additional months. To be certain of a negative that is truly conclusive an antibody test must be done six months after exposure.
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