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hep c rapid test

I recently got tested for hepatitis c. there was a clear line next to the c. no line, not even a faint one anywhere near the t. but the things is, there is a very very faint line below the clear line but it is still in the c zone. there is also another very very faint line above the clear one still in the c zone. the tester showed me my results about 15 minutes after the timer started, are those faint lines a result of that? again, there were no lines next to the t.
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4950316 tn?1394184585
You have asked this question a number of times now. You have been given good advice. Perhaps you need to go back to your Profile Page and read the responses you have received.
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All the person did was copy and paste something about hepatitis c testing that's it. no information on whether or not it's reliable and if it's possible for those extra lines to appear.
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4950316 tn?1394184585
We are not doctors, and respond with anecdotal evidence and facts that are backed up by sources.
And that's patently not true. You had replies from a number of people. Did you read them?
You had replies from some our most knowledgeable treaters, and that's the info we can give.
You were advised to go and have a HCV RNA test for HCV. Have you done that?

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I did not see that.. can you possibly copy and paste them to me? I cannot view them for some reason. And no all I had done was the rapid HCV test.
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and why should i have an rna test done if there's no line on the T zone?
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my risk is using a razor that my father and mother may have used numerous times. they claim they don't have hepatitis c, but i feel like it's still possible even though they've had routine blood work done about a year ago. im a very anxious person. i havent shared a razor in about two months or so, so i feel like the antibodies would have started showing up on the rapid test considering they can show up as early as 6 weeks. ive gotten tested three times before that and they all came back negative and i always look for a faint line on the t. i don't really even have a risk but if my parents have hep c i feel like i would have gotten it already seeing as ive cut myself with the razors years ago and such so if they had it it probably would've shown up by now.
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plus i should mention that i only see these "lines" in a picture i took of the results. they're barely noticeable i feel as though the not-so-great quality of the picture has to do with it but i just don't know.
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2059648 tn?1439766665
Is appears your concerned about the results of the FDA approved rapid test.  That the reading was read at 15 minutes instead of 20 minutes and if this would have change the results.  Sounds like it came up positive within15 minutes and there was no need to wait 20 minutes.  If you are concerned call the clinic or person and ask for an explanation of how the test results are determined.  Finally, if you are in question that you do have hepatitis C and have only tested positive on a hepatitis C rapid test for antibodies.....get an
HCV RNA test for HCV like the members on the forum have told you.  You
can always go retest for hepatitis C to confirm if your results were positive.

Best to you
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My results were not positive. There was a clear line in the C zone, and no line in the Tzone, meaning the results are negative. the other two "lines" were in the C zone, and probably were not even actual lines. The tester had been staring at the test as he waited and deemed it negative so if there had been any faint line in the T zone, indicating that the antibodies were found, he would have noticed. im just weirded out at the faint "lines" still in the C zone along with the clear line.
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4950316 tn?1394184585
"and why should i have an rna test done if there's no line on the T zone? "

Because you obviously want to know whether you have HCV.

"ive gotten tested three times before that and they all came back negative and i always look for a faint line on the t. i don't really even have a risk "

Just get tested once and for all for HCV. Stop using other people's razors, toothbrushes, facecloths, nail clippers etc. Remove the chance of infection, and you may just remove your anxiety.
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Could I possibly post a picture here so I can get someone's opinion on the lines?
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i do not have access to an actual test liek that, as they are very expensive.
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could i possibly message you a picture of my results so i can get your opinion on it?
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2059648 tn?1439766665
You tested negative.  
You tested negative.
You tested negative.
You tested negative.

This would be a good time to be thankful for that fact and stop obsessing on
how close lines are on a test that requires a professional to read the results.

Don't worry and be happy you don't have Hepatitis C.  Learn from your mistakes and don't use others personal items like asle told you.  You tested
negative.....so now be responsible and keep yourself away from others personal items.
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