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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As of 2014, the Federal Drug Administration indicates that 90 to 100 percent of hepatitis C patients can be cured of the disease. The treatment regimens used to achieve these results consist of pills taken over a three-m... More » Health Conditions & Diseases