Positive Serologic Test for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)
Hepatitis C virus infection
False-positive serologic test for hepatitis C
Suggested Additional Lab Testing
Acute hepatitis C
Elevated liver function tests are expected with positive tests for anti-HCV by a variety of methods.
Result may not become positive until 12-16 weeks after exposure.
Patients are typically positive for HCV RNA within 4 weeks of infection.
Serum or plasma HCV RNA and genotyping studies may be useful in following response to therapy.
Chronic hepatitis C
Patients are positive for anti-HCV antibodies.
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