The last study we debated here on occult HCV, from the occult
group, found all their patients had HCV blood
Viral Load of 8-400 vge/ml... IN BLOOD
. Easily found by available to us, sensitive PCR or TMA vl testing.
And the above study even mentions they found
"serum HCV RNA"
Although I do understand your confusion because of the jump around methodology and varying different protocols your occult study groups use.
Please define exactly what occult HCV virus is.