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I Had Six Relation All Virology Lab Test And All

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Question: I had six relation all virology lab test and all of them where they get that in USA I did HCV test and was weak positive 1.37 on a method of CIMA and when I return to my country Saudi Arabia I did HCV anti bodies more than eight test for antibodies and all of them are Nigbor are Nigbor shall I couldn%E2%80%99t forget USA result and i dont know why it was reactive meanwhile more than 8 tests here are negative although i did in USA in another lab after 6 months HCV AB and also negative
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (0 minute later)
I had six relation all virology lab test and all of them where they get that in USA I did HCV test and was weak positive 1.37 on a method of CIMA and when I return to my country Saudi Arabia I did HCV anti bodies more than eight test for antibodies and all of them are Nigbor are Nigbor shall I couldn%E2%80%99t forget USA result and i dont know why it was reactive meanwhile more than 8 tests here are negative although i did in USA in another lab after 6 months HCV AB and also negative
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (33 minutes later)
i mean negative not nigbor and i could not forget the weak reactive tests
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (0 minute later)
i mean negative not nigbor and i could not forget the weak reactive tests
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Go for RIBA assay.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Thanks for choosing "Ask a Doctor" service for your query,
Have seen your details and I appreciate your concerns.
There are a number of screening tests for Hepatitis C but sensitivity and specificity of them are quiet low. Therefore they are just meant for screening a patient.
If you want a sure shot answer go for test called Recombinant immunoblot assays (RIBAs).It uses recombinant HCV antigens that are fixed to a solid substrate.
If this test is negative you don't have HCV.
This is gold standard test so you can go for it.
Thank you!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Go for RIBA assay.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Thanks for choosing "Ask a Doctor" service for your query,
Have seen your details and I appreciate your concerns.
There are a number of screening tests for Hepatitis C but sensitivity and specificity of them are quiet low. Therefore they are just meant for screening a patient.
If you want a sure shot answer go for test called Recombinant immunoblot assays (RIBAs).It uses recombinant HCV antigens that are fixed to a solid substrate.
If this test is negative you don't have HCV.
This is gold standard test so you can go for it.
Thank you!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (5 hours later)
so is it false positive ?
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (0 minute later)
so is it false positive ?
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (2 minutes later)
because i did PCR and HCV AB more than 7 times and all of the are negative , is my result in usa was false negative Dcotor ?
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (0 minute later)
because i did PCR and HCV AB more than 7 times and all of the are negative , is my result in usa was false negative Dcotor ?
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
False positive.

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,
PCR is ok means you don't have HCV.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
False positive.

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,
PCR is ok means you don't have HCV.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (3 hours later)
so doctor what i understand the USA test for HCV ab was false positive because i did it many times in Saudi Arabia the same test (HCV AB) and were non reactive and because of that its false positive am i right ?
and why it happens (i mean the false positive )
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (0 minute later)
so doctor what i understand the USA test for HCV ab was false positive because i did it many times in Saudi Arabia the same test (HCV AB) and were non reactive and because of that its false positive am i right ?
and why it happens (i mean the false positive )
doctor
Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (12 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Follow up.

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,
Yes,
There are many types of tests designed to rule out a specific disease.
Some of them are used for screening(Screening means trying to sort out possible cases among masses) while other are Gold standard test(which are done on the patient screened).
Now problem with screening test is that it is not always reliable.
Some times it misses out patients while many times it show wrong results.
Thank you!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Follow up.

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,
Yes,
There are many types of tests designed to rule out a specific disease.
Some of them are used for screening(Screening means trying to sort out possible cases among masses) while other are Gold standard test(which are done on the patient screened).
Now problem with screening test is that it is not always reliable.
Some times it misses out patients while many times it show wrong results.
Thank you!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (1 hour later)
so doctor its false positive
because iam still worried about it
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (0 minute later)
so doctor its false positive
because iam still worried about it
doctor
Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Follow up answer.

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,
Yes dear.
If PCR was negative no need to worry.
Thanks!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Follow up answer.

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,
Yes dear.
If PCR was negative no need to worry.
Thanks!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (3 hours later)
i wanna you to check and compare these to test one of them in my country (saudi Arabia) and the other one is the one i told you in USA , And for your Information I did more than seven test and all of them were negative for the HCV antibodies

i wanna make sure its false positive DOCTOR AND
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (0 minute later)
i wanna you to check and compare these to test one of them in my country (saudi Arabia) and the other one is the one i told you in USA , And for your Information I did more than seven test and all of them were negative for the HCV antibodies

i wanna make sure its false positive DOCTOR AND
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (14 minutes later)
these are the tests
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (0 minute later)
these are the tests
doctor
Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You don't have HCV.

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,
Thanks for follow up,
Have gone through each and every report and I want to assure you that as said above polymerase chain reaction test if negative means no chance of disease.
It can pick up RNA of even a single virus as early as 3 days and could amplify it.
Rest assured you are normal.
Do rate the answer.
Follow ups are welcome.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
You don't have HCV.

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,
Thanks for follow up,
Have gone through each and every report and I want to assure you that as said above polymerase chain reaction test if negative means no chance of disease.
It can pick up RNA of even a single virus as early as 3 days and could amplify it.
Rest assured you are normal.
Do rate the answer.
Follow ups are welcome.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (51 minutes later)
so the antibodies test that was weak positive Sir was false positive? confirm please
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (0 minute later)
so the antibodies test that was weak positive Sir was false positive? confirm please
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (29 minutes later)
iam not concer about PCR , iam concerned about the antibodies , please tell me its a false positive and thats it
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (0 minute later)
iam not concer about PCR , iam concerned about the antibodies , please tell me its a false positive and thats it
doctor
Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes it is false positive.

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,
Antibodies test is inferior to PCR.
It has no value if PCR is fine.
Thank you!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Yes it is false positive.

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,
Antibodies test is inferior to PCR.
It has no value if PCR is fine.
Thank you!
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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I Had Six Relation All Virology Lab Test And All

I had six relation all virology lab test and all of them where they get that in USA I did HCV test and was weak positive 1.37 on a method of CIMA and when I return to my country Saudi Arabia I did HCV anti bodies more than eight test for antibodies and all of them are Nigbor are Nigbor shall I couldn%E2%80%99t forget USA result and i dont know why it was reactive meanwhile more than 8 tests here are negative although i did in USA in another lab after 6 months HCV AB and also negative