This tests is used to detect the presence of RNA of hepatitis C virus in the blood. It aids in the diagnosis of acute hepatitis C infection and for monitoring the success of antiviral therapy of hepatitis C infection. If this test is negative after six months of treatment it is indicative of accomplishment of treatment for long term. The symptoms that lead to the recommendation of this test include pain in joints, dark urine, muscle pain, fatigue and jaundice.
LabEspy recommends Walk-In Lab, Private MD Labs, Direct Labs for this test.