This test is used to evaluate the number of international unit of hepatitis C virus per milliliter in serum or plasma. Hepatitis C viral RNA, quantitative real time PCR is performed if antibody is reactive. Hepatitis C virus is the main cause of hepatitis and it has variable clinical symptoms. Exposure to HCV causes severe infections. Screening of HCV in ordered when individual have ever injected illegal drug, received a blood transfusion or organ transplant, received clotting factor, were on a long term diagnosis, are children of HCV positive women and have exposed to someone with hepatitis C.
LabEspy recommends Ulta Lab Tests, Health Testing Centers, Direct Labs for this test.