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My husband had positive elisa test with 3.45 value in august 2016 for hepatitis c.  Then he got treatment aND it showed 0.85 value in January 2017. He got checked his hepatitis C by elisa test again two days back. It showed a value of 85.0. He's active n doing job. No cough or any other symptoms. He did it as just a routine checkup. Please guide if elisa test can be 85.0 ?? What should we do next?  Much worried! !
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683231 tn?1467323017
That is the test for antibodies to the hep c virus he will test positive for antibodies for the rest of his life.  Anti-bodies or not the virus anti-bodies are made by your body when it tried to fight the virus.  Just like if you had the measles or wherever vaccinated for the measles you have anti-bodies for the measles virus.

The test to determine if he is infected with hepatitis C again would be the HCV RNA by PCR test. There is no reason to retest for antibodies the result will always be positive.
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The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) screen is often the first test performed. It tests for HCV antibodies that the body has produced in response to the infection.
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