Hepatitis Profile C

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.

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm (labtestonline).

Results

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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Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will do our best to help you.