Hepatitis C Virus, Qualitative
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What is HCV Qual.?
The Hepatitis C Virus test is performed to screen for, diagnose, or monitor treatment of a Hepatitis C virus infection.
Why is HCV Qual. done?
- To confirm a Hepatitis C virus infection if the patient is suspected to have been exposed to HCV
- To diagnose HCV infection if symptoms of liver diseases or hepatitis appear like jaundice, enlarged liver, etc.
- For screening of HCV infection if the patient has risk factors of infection like being born between 1945 and 1965, or receiving blood transfusions before 1992.