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Hepatitis C Antibody Test
Hepatitis C is a condition in which infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) causes inflammation and potential damage to the liver. Hepatitis C tests are a group of blood tests that are analysed to detect and diagnose HCV infections and to guide and monitor the treatment of the infection.
When is the Hepatitis C Antibody test recommended?
It is recommended:When a patient has signs or symptoms of viral hepatitis, doctors may recommend hepatitis tests to diagnose hepatitis.For the screening of hepatitis C infection when you have high-risk factors for HCV infection, or a diagnosis of hepatitis C when you may have been exposed to the hepatitis C virus, such as through contact with infected blood, or have some symptoms associated with liver disease.For diagnosis of hepatitis C when you may have been exposed to the hepatitis C virus such as through contact with infected blood, or have symptoms associated with liver disease.Hepatitis C testing can distinguish HCV from the other causes of hepatitis, including hepatitis A and hepatitis B.So that a further diagnosis can be made, the test is followed by a hepatitis C RNA test.This test checks the genetic material of the virus. A positive result on the RNA test may indicate the virus is present, the infection has not been resolved, and there is a requirement for treatment.
What does it measure?
The Hepatitis C Antibody test measures:To detect and diagnose hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. This hepatitis C virus commonly infects the liver and, with time, becomes chronic, and that may cause liver damage and liver failure. This test analyses the antibodies produced against HCV.Hepatitis C Antibody tests are used to screen individuals with the risk factors, people who have the symptoms associated with hepatitis, or those who have been exposed to the virus.In the case of a reactive or positive antibody test, an additional test can be conducted to check if you currently have a hepatitis C infection. This test is also called a nucleic acid test (NAT) for HCV.
Hepatitis C Antibody Test FAQ
1. How long will the reports take?
Answer :- You will get the reports within 24 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
2. How often should I get tested for the Hepatitis C Antibody Test?
Answer :- The Hepatitis C Antibody Test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your condition.
3. What is the type of sample required?
Answer :- This test requires a blood sample.
4. Is fasting required for an Hepatitis C Antibody Test?
Answer :- Fasting is not required for this test.
- Fill the booking form on right side with Name, Address, Mobile no.
- Blood/Urine samples will be collected from your Home address. 10-12 hrs fasting is required.
- You need to make the payment by cash to OrangeHealth when Technician comes to pick up the samples OR Pay online after confirmation of booking.
- Reports will be couriered at your residence in 3-4 working days if hardcopy is opted. We will email the reports within 48-72 hrs on your email address mentioned while booking.
- Sample pickup at home
- Online reports within 48 hours