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I just got my H panel 4 acute test result back. It says that
Hep A Ab, Igm            Negative
HBsAg Screen           Negative
Hep B Core Ab, Igm   Negative
Hep C Virus Ab           0.2                  Ref. Range   0.0 - 0.9  s/co ratio

what this mean? I do not have any symtoms (symptoms) of any kind. I just travel back from Asia and I took this test from a lab.
Please advise me?

Many thanks.
Andre
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i would say you are negative for Hepatitis A, B and C.
probably you got insecured by  the "0.2" for Hep C, but as i interpret it, all that is <= 0.9 can be seen as negative, as in your case.

if you had a specific exposure for Hep C in recent time, you may want to repeat the test after 1/2 year to ensure body had time to respond, but you did not indicate anything like that.

from your labs it cannot be seen if you are vaccinated/immune against hep A and B (this would be the HAV IgG and HBs IgG antibody titers) or not.

if not, i would get a vaccine against Hep A and B to protect you in the future.

best wishes, Joachim
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Andre, your test results are DEFINITELY neg for hep a/b/c.  The screening test for hep c measures antibodies other than those specific for Hcv.  That explains your .2 score.  I have a feeling you are wondering why that is not -0-.  Don't worry.  it is a NEG result.  Screening tests for hcv>1 are considered reactive but can be false reactive because of 'cross reaction' with other antibodies.

Don't worry.  This is a neg result for hep a/b/c.
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Thank you Joachim and Jakied. I appreciate you. I am happy and not worry now.
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