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Is Hep C Virus Ab: >11.0 S/co ratio high?

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I don’t see your test result only the signal to cut off ratio that describes the sensitivity of your test.

What was the numerical result of your test? Did the test say positive?

If positive get the test for the hep c virus, the HCV RNA by PCR test. See your doctor for guidance
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Anything above.09 is considered positive for hep C antibodies. my results were >11.0
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You seem to have answered your own question . That yes anything > .9 is considered positive for HCV antibodies.
>11 means at sometime you have been exposed to the virus and your physician should now run a HCV/RNA by PCR test to confirm you have Hepatitis C
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can anything cause a positive result?
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Low S/co values near 1 can sometimes be false positives due to other conditions in the body.
However a reading of > 11 would mean as I mentioned there was exposure to HCV
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11 is pretty high...
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The number does not matter the only thing that is important is the number is above 0.9 meaning you test positive for hep c antibodies.

Antibodies are not the virus. Having a positive hep c antibody test only means you were exposed to hep C in the past. You may or may not currently be infected with the hep c virus.

The only way to know if you are currently infected with hep c is to have the HCV RNA test.
683231 tn?1467323017
A result of 11 would be cussedness by your body creating antibodies to the hepatitis C virus. This would mean either you were previously exposed to the virus or are currently infected. To find out if you are currently infected you need a second test called the HCV RNA by PCR to see if you have the hep virus in your blood stream.

About 25% of people are able to beat the hep c virus without treatment. Those people and also those who were treated and cured will always test positive for antibodies.

See your doctor and get the HCV RNA test. Then if needed get treated and cured.
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“Caused by” oops
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Thanks all and god bless
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