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In a good quality study, the false-positive rate of a hepatitis C enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, or ELISA, test is around 3 percent, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. False-positives fro... More »

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False positive hepatitis C test results occasionally happen, according to MedicineNet. If the hepatitis C enzyme immuno-assays screening test, or EIA, shows a positive result, the probability of having the infection is o... More »

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Some drugs, such as tolmetin, naproxen, etodolac, fenoprofen, oxaprozin and sertraline, can create a false positive for benzodiazepines on a drug screening, according to the St. John Providence Health System. A benzodiaz... More »

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An individual with two genotypes of hepatitis C may receive different treatment or have a different response to treatment than a person with one genotype of hepatitis C, notes the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The... More »

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Symptoms of hepatitis C include joint pain, belly pain, dark urine and jaundice, a condition in which the whites of the eyes and skin look yellow, according to WebMD. Up to 80 percent of individuals with acute hepatitis ... More »

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People with hepatitis C have a life expectancy 15 years shorter than those without the virus, according to studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as reported in Hep Magazine. The study also ... More »

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