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HCV test

Hello,

I have been tested twice for HCV antibody and it came back POSITVE but when I tested for RNA it cam back negative. can you please advise in which test will superseed the other.

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897070 tn?1320656229
Hi there it sounds as if you have had exposure to the virus but cleared it instead of becoming chronic.When testing for Hep c the RNA test is most important and on that one you are negative.I would  relax, what did your physician say ?
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Avatar m tn
Thanks for the reply
the physician consulted the liver and the infection specialist and they recommended no more testing to be done. But my concern is that RNA is a quantitative one.
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897070 tn?1320656229
Some people do clear the virus naturally and you are probably one of the lucky ones ! You are obviously below the limit of detection on the PCR test-this is now a sensitive test, not sure what its limits are but I think you should accept that you are negative for the virus and not worry unnecessarily.
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1225178 tn?1318984204
Sure sounds like you are one of the lucky ones. You're FREE..........
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Avatar f tn
very lucky indeed.some of us never cure even with treatment.
go n relax n enjoy ur healthy life :)
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476246 tn?1418874514
It looks like you are one of the 15-35% of people who clear the virus on their own.

You will always have antibodies, even if you clear the disease naturally or through medical treatment.
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