Hello all i think i may have been exposed to hep c in 2009 started taking test and got the results below.
Not sure what it means my doctor are saying i am over reacting but i keep getting yellow poop and light brown poop
So not sure what to do my doctor gave me this test Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Antibody With Reflex to Qualitative NAA and the results we 0.5 he said that is "normal" but not sure how its normal to have hep c all? Does this mean my body got rid of it or is there another test i should take ?
What we don't have here is the screening test for Hep C which is the Hep C antibody test. You should get that done.
What we do have is a whole lot of normal tests showing you have normal liver function with a normal ALT and AST - these are liver enzymes that go up when anything (including Hep C) is damaging your liver. The fact that you have normal values suggest you don't have anything damaging your liver.
I have seen about 1 patient in 1000 who does have Hep C and also has normal liver function, so that's roughly the chances of you having Hep C. A simple $10 antibody test for Hep C will put your mind at rest, let you know you don't have it, and therefore don't need any treatment.
So, looks like you don't actually have the problem you're worrying about.
A. Do not have Hep C.
B. Caught it in the last few weeks and there has not been enough time for the antibody to go positive.
If you have a look at this:
You will see that the antibody (red line Anti-HCV) is expected to be over the normal range (10-11 depending on the lab) within about 1 month of being exposed to Hep C. Your value of 0.5 is well below that... Also note that the ALT enzyme rises before the antibody - and we know (from the results below) that your ALT has not risen.