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Hep C Test result S/Co Ratio - 0.1
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by kbkb10, Nov 04, 2010
Ok, So I'm not real sure what to make of the test results I got back for my yearly check up.
This is how it reads:
Hep A - Negative
Hep B - Negative
Hep C Ab - 0.1 s/co ratio

The nurse tells me it's negative but didn't seem to be real sure of herself.  My question, why wouldn't it read "negative"?  Does the 0.1 s/co ratio mean that I have a little of the anti body?  Does everyone have the antibody?

SO confused.  

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by Bill1954, Nov 04, 2010
You’re non-reactive/negative:

http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/HCV/LabTesting.htm

Congratulations--

--Bill
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by kbkb10, Nov 04, 2010
You've taken the worry away and now I hope to sleep better tonight. :-)

Thank you!

All the best!

KB
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by Bill1954, Nov 04, 2010
:)
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by RobertBeWell, Nov 04, 2010
That's an INCREDIBLY low s/co ratio. Sounds like random noise to me. 10:1 is considered a pretty "solid" ratio - that's 100 times greater than yours.

Rest easy my friend, as others have pointed out.