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Reactive Anti-HCV Chemiluminuscent

Hi everyone! Just need your advice. I was hired for job abroad but unfortunately, my medical exam failed due to reactive anti-hcv result with 2.04 absorbance. With this result, the doctor diagnosed me of having a hep c. Is there any possibility that the diagnoatic test result is false positive and that im not really infected with hep c? What would be the percentage probability that i am infected with hep c. I would appreciate any advice from you. Thank you so much.
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It sounds like you have only been tested and are positive for the antibodies, a follow up test is needed to confirm you have the actual virus. About 20% of people who have been exposed at one time clear the virus on their own. You need a RNA PCR blood test to confirm if you have a viral load............ Wishing you the best.
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there any possibility that the diagnostic test result is false positive and that im not really infected with hep c?
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Yes....With the 2.04 S/Co ratio (weak) result there is a good chance that was the case as this test is very sensitive for any antibody and can cross -re-act
The PCR will diagnose definitively.

Will
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Thank you so very much for the knowledge you both shared to me. Yes, i will take the pcr and retest for confirmation. God bless you both. :)
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