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what does it mean by having a HCV Ab result of 0.06 S/CO?

i was exposed to a blood that accidentally splashed to my forearm just a little amount, more than a month ago until this day  from a person with known history of hepatitis B, but im not sure if he has also hepatitis C. Got my test for HBs Ag and HCV Ab 2 days ago. my result for HBs Ag is 0.16 S/CO. and for HCV Ab is 0.06 S/CO. they include The normal range which shows 1.0 S/CO (REACTIVE) .im much concerned about the hep C result. anyone has the idea or can explain what the result tells or says about?   your response would really be a great help for me now. please . thank you.
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Hep c infected blood must enter your blood stream. You would need to have hep c infected blood splash on an open fresh wet wound. Hep c does not enter through intact skin so it sounds like you experienced no risk.

Hep c antibodies can take up to 12 weeks to develop to detectable levels. If you feel there was a posdibliity that hepc blood could have entered your blood stream through an open fresh wound you should wait at least 12 weeks before having antibody testing done.

As far as your test result anything less than 1.0 is negative meaning you do not have hepatitis c antibodies. Any number less than 1.0 has no significance.
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