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HCV Antibody - Immunochromatography in South 24 Parganas

Also known as Anti-HCV, Anti HCV Antibody, Hepatitis C Virus Antibody, Tridot
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Understanding HCV Antibody - Immunochromatography in South 24 Parganas


What is HCV Antibody - Immunochromatography in South 24 Parganas?

An HCV Antibody - Immunochromatography test is a diagnostic test that detects the antibodies the body makes in response to hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. It is available at an affordable price in South 24 Parganas with Tata 1mg labs. HCV commonly infects the liver and may result in liver damage if not recognized or treated timely. This infection spreads when you come in contact with an infected person's blood, open wounds, or body fluids. It can also spread through sexual contact, sharing needles, syringes, or any drug-injection equipment, or during childbirth from the mother to the baby.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends testing people at an increased risk of an HCV infection. Symptoms of a recent HCV infection include fever, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, abdominal pain, dark urine, light-colored stools, joint pain, and jaundice. If you have come in contact with an already infected person or show any of the above symptoms, get tested with a HCV Antibody - Immunochromatography test without any delay to prevent complications.

What does HCV Antibody - Immunochromatography measure?

An HCV Antibody - Immunochromatography test determines if HCV has infected you and helps your doctor guide your treatment. HCV causes liver inflammation and is classified into acute hepatitis infection and chronic hepatitis infection.

  • Acute hepatitis C: This occurs in the first six months after exposure to the hepatitis C virus. In the early stage of the infection, acute hepatitis C is mild and may cause no symptoms. For this reason, most people do not know they have this infection.

  • Chronic hepatitis C: If your body cannot fight off the virus, you can develop a chronic hepatitis C infection. Progression from acute to chronic hepatitis C is common, occurring in 75-85% of patients. Detecting chronic hepatitis C early is important to prevent future complications, such as liver failure, and initiate effective treatment.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about HCV Antibody - Immunochromatography in South 24 Parganas


Frequently Asked Questions about HCV Antibody - Immunochromatography in South 24 Parganas

Q. What is the full form of HCV?

The full form of HCV is the Hepatitis C Virus.

Q. What is an Anti-HCV test?

An Anti-HCV test is another name for an HCV antibody test that checks the presence of hepatitis C antibodies (blood protein produced in response to HCV antigen) in the body.

Q. What are the commonly used hepatitis C tests?

Hepatitis C is diagnosed by two types of blood tests, namely an antibody test that detects hepatitis C antibodies in the blood and a polymerase chain reaction test that detects RNA (genetic material) of hepatitis C in the blood.

Q. What are the early symptoms of a hepatitis C infection?

Most people do not show symptoms during the initial stages of hepatitis C infection. However, few people may experience symptoms like fever, fatigue, body pain, loss of appetite, stomach pain, dark-colored urine, light-colored stools, and the yellowing of the white portion of the eyes and skin.

Q. Is there a vaccine for hepatitis C?

Currently, there is no effective vaccine to prevent hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.

Q. Can hepatitis C be spread through food or water?

No, hepatitis C virus does not spread through food or water, by sharing eating utensils, breastfeeding, hugging, kissing, handholding, coughing, or sneezing.

Q. How is hepatitis C infection transmitted?

Hepatitis C infection can be transmitted through contact with infected blood and body fluids. This can happen during unprotected sexual contact with an infected partner, from an infected mother to her unborn baby during birth, due to transfusion with infected blood, while sharing needles, syringes, or drug preparation equipment, by sharing items such as toothbrushes or razors, due to direct contact with blood or open wounds of an infected person, and during body piercing and tattooing.

Q. What does a positive HCV Antibody test result mean?

A positive HCV Antibody test indicates the presence of hepatitis C infection in the blood.

Q. What are the additional tests required if the hepatitis C virus total antibody test result is positive?

If the result of an HCV test is positive, your doctor may recommend a hepatitis C RNA test. This is a blood test that looks for genetic evidence of the virus. Another test, called viral genotyping, helps find out what kind of HCV infection you have and what type of treatment may be needed. Sometimes, you may also need a liver biopsy to look for liver damage associated with HCV.

Q. Can I schedule an online booking for an HCV Antibody test in South 24 Parganas?

Yes. In South 24 Parganas, you can schedule an HCV Antibody test with Tata 1mg Labs. The test is easy to book, cost-effective, and available with a comprehensive report.

Q. Is an HCV Antibody test eligible for home sample collection in South 24 Parganas?

Yes, an HCV Antibody test is eligible for home sample collection in South 24 Parganas. With Tata 1mg Labs, you can schedule a test at your convenience, and select a date and time for sample collection that fits your schedule.

Q. What is the procedure to book a Hepatitis C Virus Antibody test with Tata 1mg Labs in South 24 Parganas?

The process to book a Hepatitis C Virus Antibody test with Tata 1mg Labs in South 24 Parganas is quite straightforward. To schedule a test online, follow these steps: 1). Go to the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add your preferred test to the shopping cart. 3). Choose a time and day that works for you as long as you also take the essential prerequisites into account. 4). A confirmation notification will be sent to you with all the details once the booking is complete.

Q. How much does an HCV Antibody test cost in South 24 Parganas?

We at Tata 1mg understand the importance of affordable healthcare and therefore provide lab tests at a pocket-friendly budget. An HCV Antibody test in South 24 Parganas is available at Rs. 460.

Q. What is the estimated turnaround time for the results of an HCV Antibody test in South 24 Parganas?

Tata 1mg Labs understands the importance of timely results and strives to deliver them quickly. On average, we deliver the results of an HCV Antibody test in South 24 Parganas in 48 hours.
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