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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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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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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 »

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The initial stage of hepatitis C is the acute phase, which often has mild symptoms, according to Healthline. After that, for most people, the disease progresses into the chronic phase, which may have few or no symptoms f... More »

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Stage 4, also known as the end stage, of hepatitis C means that the liver has been severely damaged and the patient is suffering from liver failure, according to Mayo Clinic. Those diagnosed with end-stage hepatitis C or... More »

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