A non-reactive test means that antibodies to Hep C have not been detected and you are not infected with Hep C. However, if you have been exposed to the Hep C virus in the last 6 months, you will need to be retested again at the advice of your doctor.
A reactive or positive antibody test means that Hep C antibodies were found in your blood and that you have been infected with the Hep C virus at some point in time. A reactive test does not mean that you have active virus. You’ll need an additional test to determine if you are currently infected.
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