Does Metronidazole ingestion affect hepatitis c antibody test results?

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Posted on Tue, 9 Jun 2015 in Liver and Gall Bladder
Question: i was taking the antibiotic metronidazole when I got a hepatitis c antibody test. The results came back negative but Could taking this antibiotic hAve affected the results?
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Answered by Dr. Baranidharan Kuselan 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
No metronidazole does not affect that test

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,
Thanks for using HCM.
I went through your post about taking metronnidazole and hepatitis C antibody test.

No, metronidazole does not affect the hepatitis c antibody testing. It will not alter the result. It will not cause a false negative result.

I hope that answers your question.
Let me know if you have any more questions.
Regards,
Dr.Barani
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Follow up: Dr. Baranidharan Kuselan 42 minutes later
Would any antibiotic affect this test?
Would any antibiotic affect this test? Also would it matter that the dosage of the metronidazole was 500mg?
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Answered by Dr. Baranidharan Kuselan 22 hours later
Brief Answer:
No, antibiotics do not interfere with hepatitis C test

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
No, antibiotics do not interfere with hepatitis C test,
No it does not matter if the dose of metronidazole was 500 mg.

Let me know if you have any more questions.
Regards,
Dr.Barani
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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