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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
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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!
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thank you very much!
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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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