Diagnosis of Hepatitis C Virus Infection

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A Repeat of the enzyme immunoassay (EIA) test for HCV antibody

This answer is incorrect. Repeating the enzyme immunoassay test for HCV antibody is not likely to be very helpful in this situation. If the test was falsely positive in the first place, it is usually positive when repeated. In addition, although a true positive enzyme immunoassay for HCV establishes infection with HCV at some point in the past, it does not determine whether the patient has developed chronic HCV infection.

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B Recombinant immunoblot assay (RIBA) for HCV antibody
C Alpha-fetoprotein level
D HCV RNA test

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