Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), RNA Qualitative NAA With Reflex to Quantitative PCR
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Hepatitis C Viral RNA, Quantitative Real-Time PCR (Quest Diagnostics)
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This test is used to detect and confirm hepatitis C virus infection.
Abnormal results may require further evaluation by your physician.
Estimated turnaround for results is 9 business days.
No fasting required.
Estimated turnaround for results is 9 business days. If confirmation testing is required, the estimated time may be extended.
What is Hepatitis C Virus?
Hepatitis C is a serious liver disease caused by the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) that could lead to severe liver damage. Hepatitis C is spread through direct contact with an infected person's blood, not like other types of hepatitis that can be spread through food or water.
What does a positive Hepatitis C antibody mean?
A positive Hepatitis C antibody means that the person has been exposed to the virus at some point in time, but does not always mean that the virus is still active in the body. It is usually recommended to retest again in six months to see if the antibody is still present. High levels of antibodies may indicate recent infection or chronic active Hepatitis.
What does RNA Qualitative NAA mean?
RNA Qualitative NAA is a test that measures the amount of ribonucleic acid (RNA) in a blood sample. It refers to the percentage of nucleic acid in a cell or tissue sample and is often used to describe how much virus' RNA is present.
Does Hepatitis C have a vaccine?
No, Hepatitis C does not currently have a vaccine. There are, however, treatments available. Make sure to get tested if you're experiencing symptoms like:
- Dark colored urine
- Easy bleeding and bruising
- Poor appetite
- Itchy skin
If your results are abnormal, speak to your doctor for guidance on further steps and treatment.
Do I need to visit a doctor?
No doctor visit needed.
How do I get my results?
You get your results via email as soon as they are available.
Does my lab prescription expire?
Your lab prescription never expires.*