This highly sensitive test finds hepatitis C viral genetic material much sooner than an antibody test, and measures the number of particles infected.
Only around one in four people will have symptoms in the first 6 months of a hepatitis C infection.
The symptoms may include:
- High temperature of 100.4F or above
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach pains
- Feeling sick
- Being sick
Those who have tested positive for HCV. Those who 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.
No special preparation required 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.