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

A reactive hepatitis C antibody test means that the patient has hepatitis C antibodies in his blood. However, since a person who has cleared the hepatitis C virus still tests positive for antibodies, a follow-up test is ... More »

Some of the most common treatment options for hepatitis C include the once-daily pill Harvoni, interferon, and sofosbuvir plus simeprevir, as stated by WebMD. Doctors may also recommend a combination of dasabuvir and omb... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 »

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 »

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 »