Hepatitis C virus tests are blood tests that check for substances
in the blood that show whether you have hepatitis C now or had it in the past.
The tests can also tell you what type of hepatitis C you have and how severe
the disease is.
You may need
these tests if:
The tests also are done to help your doctor decide about
your treatment and see how well it works.
You do not need
to do anything before you have these tests.
A health professional takes a sample of your blood.
Watch closely for
changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if you have any
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and
call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to keep a
list of the medicines you take. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have
your test results.
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Current as of:
May 24, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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