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I think that this deals with a degree of ambiguity as to your antibody profile. You may have never had HEP C but some non HEP C antibodies may cross react ....the test therefore has a non zero threshold to be considered positive ....so your test result still is very comfortably negative to HEP C. I hope that this information is helpful and makes sense. Let me know if you have further questions or discussion.I will be happy to get back with you.If my answers have been helpful and to your satisfaction then please remember to leave positive feedback Thank you and Best Regards,
Anthony Bray MD
You are comfortably NEGATIVE to HEP C here is the bot***** *****ne. I don't have a specific reason as to why you had this minor fluctuation but it does not really have significance . I would not think you having blood drawn would have any impact ...the <0.1 vs 0.1 could be results as well if testing more in the future....say for example if you had 6 such tests then 3 might be <0.1 vs 0.1 or other result still within negative range ( I am not saying that you need that much testing ...I only use it as example )
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Yes you do not have HEP C. You do not need further testing.I would tell my patients the exact same in your described situation .I hope that this is helpful. Let me know if you have further concerns.
Yes liver panel would be expected to be abnormal if you had hepatitis C...that also does not fit with you having that infection.