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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

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 » Health Medications & Vitamins Drug Interactions
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Genotype 1b is a strain of the hepatitis C virus that causes a patient to develop hepatitis C, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. As of 2015, genotype 1 is the most common genotype for Americans diagno... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

Unless direct contact with the blood of the infected individual is possible, hepatitis C is not transmitted by French kissing, according to the Hepatitis C Association. It is also not spread by sharing eating utensils, h... More » Health Conditions & Diseases