What is Hepatitis C Profile?
Hepatitis C Profile is a blood test performed to know if there is a Hepatitis C virus. The tests can also show if you had the infection in the past.
Why do you need to take this test?
- Find out if a hepatitis C infection is the cause of abnormal liver function tests.
- Screen people (such as doctors, dentists, and nurses) who have an increased chance of getting or spreading a hepatitis C infection.
- To screen potential blood donors and donor organs to prevent the spread of hepatitis C.
- Screen people born from 1945 to 1975. People in this age group are more likely to have hepatitis C and not know it.
- Identify the type of hepatitis C virus causing the infection.
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm (labtestonline).
There are two types of results, the positive and negative. Positive means that your body has Hepatitis C antibodies. While a negative result means no Hepatitis C antibodies are found.
Results may vary depending on the virus detected. If the amount of virus is too low then the result is negative or not detected.
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