Hepatitis C Antibody Testing
This test is used to detect and diagnose an infection, or to
monitor the treatment of the virus. These tests are
commonly recommended if someone has:
Abnormal liver function
Symptoms of hepatitis
Injected illegal drugs
Exposure to someone with HCV
Received a blood transfusion
Received an organ transplant
Been on long-term dialysis
Been born to a woman who was
The tests include Anti-HCV,
HCV RNA, HCV Viral Load, and viral genotyping.
Unlike Hepatitis A or B, most
people who are recently infected with HCV will either show no
symptoms, or very mild ones. Less than a quarter of people
with HCV will show symptoms such as jaundice, loss of appetite,
abdominal pain, or feeling tired.
nearest you today, no appointment needed. Insurance is not
required, but call (225) 389-5020 to find out if your health
plan will cover this test.