Quick Answer: What Is The Normal Range Of HCV?

What is HCV ratio?

A single negative hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA test result together with a reactive HCV antibody screen result with a S/CO ratio of 8.0 or greater do not rule out the possibility of chronic HCV infection.

Repeat testing for HCV RNA in 1 to 2 months is recommended in patient at risk for chronic hepatitis C..

How do you interpret HCV results?

An HCV antibody test is typically reported as “positive” or “negative.” Results of HCV viral load testing are reported as a number of virus copies present….Hepatitis C Testing.HCV AntibodyHCV RNAInterpretationPositive or weakly positiveNegativePast infection or no infection (false-positive screen, most are weakly positive)3 more rows•Jul 10, 2020

What is a high HCV viral load?

High viral load: This is when your count is more than 800,000 IU/mL. If your viral count is high at the start, it can be hard or impossible for your treatment to completely get rid of the virus. Some researchers consider high levels anything above 400,000 IU/mL. Low viral load: This is a count below 800,000 IU/mL.

What happens if HCV is positive?

A positive result means that you were exposed to the hepatitis C virus at some point in your life. If the result is positive, your provider will perform a second test called hepatitis C virus RNA (or HCV RNA) to see if the virus is still in your body.

What are the chances of getting Hep C sexually?

The risk of sexual transmission of hepatitis C is widely considered to be extremely low in heterosexual relationships. A study looked at 895 monogamous heterosexual people whose partner was chronically infected with HCV. Over a ten year period, none of them was infected by their partner.

What is HCV test negative?

What does a non-reactive HCV antibody test result mean? A non-reactive or negative antibody test means that you are not currently infected with the hepatitis C virus. However, if you think you might have been exposed to hepatitis C in the last 6 months, you will need to be tested again.

What is the normal range of HCV viral load?

Understanding the viral load range Fewer than 15 IU/mL: The virus is detected, but the amount can’t be measured exactly. You may need to return later for another test to see if the measurement changes. Fewer than 800,000 IU/mL: A low viral load is detected. More than 800,000 IU/mL: A high viral load is detected.

What is a high level for hep C?

The quantitative HCV RNA test is checked before a patient starts treatment. For each patient, the result can be described as either a “high” viral load, which is usually >800,000 IU/L, or a “low” viral load, which is usually <800,000 IU/L. It's not uncommon to have a viral load in the millions.

Is 0.1 positive for hep C?

Persons recommended for hepatitis C testing. Universal hepatitis C screening: Hepatitis C screening at least once in a lifetime for all adults aged ≥18 years, except in settings where the prevalence of HCV infection (HCV RNA-positivity) is <0.1%

Can HCV be cured?

The Hepatitis C virus is considered “cured” if the virus is not detected in your blood when measured with a blood test 3 months after treatment is completed. This is called a sustained virologic response (SVR) and data suggest that you will stay virus free indefinitely.

Can Hep C go away on its own?

Like the human papillomavirus (HPV), early acute hepatitis C can clear on its own without treatment; this happens about 25 percent of the time. However, it’s more likely that the virus will remain in your body longer than six months, at which point it’s considered to be chronic hepatitis C infection.