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Overview
Test Results & Interpretations
Patient Concerns

Overview of Hepatitis C Virus Total Antibody

Test Description

You should get this test done when you have risk factors for HCV infection like you are on long term dialysis, have received a blood transfusion, have injected illegal drugs, you have evidence of chronic liver disease. It is also done when you may have been exposed to hepatitis C virus, such as through contact with infected blood.

Why Get Tested

  1. If you have signs or symptoms suggesting hepatitis like jaundice, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, decreased appetite 
  2. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) also recommends HCV antibody testing if you have ever injected illegal drugs, you have been exposed to someone with Hepatitis C infection, you have evidence of chronic liver disease, you have HIV, or you are on long term dialysis

 

Precautions

  • No special preparation required

What Results of Hepatitis C Virus Total Antibody mean?

Interpretations

  • A negative HCV antibody test usually indicates no infection with Hepatitis C virus 
  • A positive or indeterminate HCV antibody test along with a negative HCV RNA test usually indicates past infection or no infection. Additional tests are needed
  • A positive or indeterminate HCV antibody test along with positive HCV RNA test indicates current infection


Patient Concerns about Hepatitis C Virus Total Antibody

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Once I have recovered from HCV, can I get infected again?
Yes, a prior infection with HCV does not protect you from another infection, it does not make you immune to HCV

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