Hepatitis C Virus Antibodies

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Also known as: HCV, Hepatitis C antibody, Anti-HCV, Hepatitis C viral load, HCV-RNA
Formal name: Hepatitis C Virus
Related tests: Hepatitis A; Hepatitis B; Viral hepatitis panel/screen, Liver function tests (LFT’s) eg ALT, AST, GGT, Bilirubin

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To screen for and diagnose a hepatitis C virus infection and to monitor treatment of the infection

When to Get Tested?

If you may have been exposed to/have risk factors for the hepatitis C virus, such as through contact with infected blood, sexual relations with an infected person, IV drug use or you have symptoms associated with liver disease

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?