Hepatitis C Antibody with Reflex
- (QUEST DIAGNOSTICS)Description:
Hepatitis C is a liver disease that is caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Hepatitis C is a bloodborne disease and exposure to the blood of an infected person may result in infection.
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) is the major cause of hepatitis. Approximately 1% of blood donors are seropositive for anti-HCV. The clinical symptoms of a HCV infection are variable. Exposure to HCV results in a chronic infection in 50 to 80% of cases. The "window" between infection and seroreactivity is highly variable, up to 12 months.
Abnormal results may require further evaluation by your physician.Includes:
Hepatitis C Antibody with confirmation reflex
****Hepatitis C Antibody Test is included in the Hep B and C Profile Test, and the Hepatitis Panel Acute w/Ref
Note: Confirmation testing is performed on reactive results only if initial values fall within a designated range requiring additional confirmation.
Categories: Infectious Diseases
, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's)
, Liver Diseases