This test is used to confirm the hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection following an initial positive HCV screen. The reflex to genotype helps in prognosis and treatment selection. This test should only be ordered if the the initial HCV screen results are positive.
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 tested positive for HCV.
No special preparation is required prior to testing.
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.