Have Medical Questions? Ask a Doctor Online!
Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries
The test is negative
1:40 would be interpreted as a negative test result of hep-c test.
Let me know if you have any further questions.
Why did they put an A under the Flag category?
Its a computerized thing. Not sure how that A came in there.
So why didn't the result show 1:40 versus just 40. Or does this mean it's normal if you're in the range of 1-40?
I think that your test was done by the ELISA technique
which is why they gave a number rather than dilution i.e. 1:40
The normal range for the ELISA is different
have they given a different range for it?
or just one range
It shows Test Name Hep-2 Call, then a result column that says 40 Titer, then a column that says Flag is the letter A under it and then a reference line with Negative at 1:40 under it. I guess the part that is bringing this question to light is the A under the Flag column. Under all the tests I've had done nothing shows under the Flag column except B12 which is and H under the Flag line and the number is ***** above the reference numbers given.
The textbook normal range is something like this:"and any value less than or equal to 1:40 dilution (or < 1/0 IU) is negative." So you are negative as far as I am concerned.
Thank you for your help. Have a nice evening!
You are most welcome
rate me for my services by clicking on one of the smilies