This test is used to evaluate exposure to the Hepatitis C Virus infection and tests blood safety.
Hepatitis C is an infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver and leads to inflammation and liver damage. Most people who have HCV show no symptoms. They usually don’t know they have HCV until they get a routine checkup and liver damage is shown.
You are at a higher risk for HCV if you have injected or inhaled illegal drugs, have HIV, have been exposed to infected blood as a healthcare worker, have received a piercing or tattoo using an unsterile needle, and received a blood transfusion or organ transplant before 1992.
Those who have risk factors for the HCV infection; Those born between 1945 and 1965, pursuant to recommendations made by the CDC in 2012.
No special preparation is necessary prior to blood sample collection.
Estimated Turn Around For Results:
2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.