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Can a qualitative test for HCV show false positive ?

i am 35 yrs old male non alcoholic ,my profession in healthcare( dentist ) ,i did my routine screening test for HBV ,HCV on 08.mai 2011 in my freind s lab ,a few days later he called me and he want another blood sample to confirm the screening of HCV because there was little reaction ,i was afraid and i refused,after one month on 7 june ,i decide to do the test in modern lab ,and i started by test HCV abc(eclia) the result was 3.62 for reference range less than 1.00 ,i became more and more depressed but there was comment in the result paper ( :relatively low titer .please note that immunoessays can be provoked by cross-reactions.we therefore recommend to perform quantitative hepatitis c PCR testing.) a few days later the QUANTITATIVE PCR was performed the result was negative , plz help me to explain what happened with my because i passed very difficult month
Asked On : Sat, 18 Jun 2011
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well the first test that you did was a qualitative test which is not much specific when the readings are very low.Thats why we do a quantitative test.if the the quantitative test is negative then you should not worry.all is ok with you.
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