When should I test for hepatitis C after exposure?
Hello everyone! when to test for hepatitis C after exposure for getting conclusive results? which is ideal test after 8 weeks? it has been 7.5 weeks so far im stressed and worried. emotionally breaking down! please help me. thanks
At this point in time you would get conclusive results from an HCV PCR test, but not from an HCV antibody test. The AB test can take up to 6 months after exposure before the results are considered conclusive, but the PCR test is much faster and is considered conclusive by 4-6 weeks post-exposure. Good luck!
Yes, they say to wait at least 3-6 months before you get tested. I know that you are probably pretty anxious to get the results, but if you do the specific blood tests too early you may not get the correct results. I just know that my GI Doc told me that the wait time for a "true" + or - result is approx 3-6 months long. Best wishes & I hope that everything works out in the end for you. Good luck.
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