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What does HCV test indicate?

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good morning i had hcv tested and it showed non reactive 0.009 does it mean iwas infected before and now the viral charge is gone
Posted Tue, 24 Dec 2013 in Liver and Gall Bladder
Answered by Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar 2 hours later
Brief Answer: No antibodies Detailed Answer: Hi, Antibodies are produced by human body against viral antigens. On the basis most of the HCV tests only checks for antibodies. If it is non reactive that means the body does not contain antibodies against HCV infection be it present or in the past. These tests would not say about viral particles.
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