Hepatitis C Test: STD Testing


Test Name: Hepatitis C Test

Category: STD Testing

Result: Positive/Negative ( Desired Result: Negative)


Blood Test for Hepatitis C

Similar to hepatitis B, hepatitis C affects the liver and is acquired through contaminated blood, usually through shared 'dirty' needles during illegal drug use. Most people infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) have no or mild symptoms and might not know they have hepatitis C until liver damage (cirrhosis) shows up years later, often during a routine medical exam. Mild flu-like symptoms may appear along with abdominal pain or tenderness.

Hepatitis C is the most common bloodborne infection and is detected through a blood sample. It is difficult for the body to rid itself of this virus and the majority of cases (85%) become chronic. Hepatitis C is treated with antiviral medications.

Our labs use the Hepatitis C Antibody test; if antibodies are detected, another test, the HCV RIBA, is administered to confirm the results and eliminate the likelihood of false positives. This test can accurately detect the infection 3-6 weeks after exposure. LabDraw's certified STD counselors are available to help interpret the STD test results and answer all of your questions throughout the STD testing process.


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ADDITIONAL COMMON TESTS: TSH (THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE); LIPID SCREEN; HEMOGLOBIN A1C (GLYCOHGB); CBC W/DIFF.,PLATELET CT.; URINALYSIS, COMPLETE; PROTIME, INITIAL; THYROXINE, FREE (T4); PROSTATIC ANTIGEN (PSA); ESR (SED-RATE); VITAMIN D, 25-HYDROXY,SERUM; HEPATIC FUNCTION PANEL; AEROBIC CULTURE; DEFINITIVE ID; THYROXINE (T4, TOTAL); IRON & TIBC; FERRITIN; P.T.T.(PART.THROMBOPLAS.TIME); RPR SEROLOGY; VITAMIN B12; VIT. B12 AND FOLATE; T3, TOTAL; ANTINUCLEAR ANTIBODY; URIC ACID, SERUM; MICROALBUMIN; HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIBODY; RF (RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS)TITER; HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGEN; CPK BLOOD TEST; HEPATITIS C ANTIBODY, EIA; C-REACTIVE PROTEIN; GLUCOSE, FASTING; HCG, QUANTITATIVE; T3 UPTAKE (T3U); FOLATE (FOLIC ACID); HIV 1/O/2 ANTIBODY; URINALYSIS; HEPATITIS A AB. (IGM); LIVER SCREEN; AMYLASE, SERUM; FSH (FOLLICLE STIM. HORMONE); MAGNESIUM, SERUM; GAMMA-GT (G-GTP); PROLACTIN, SERUM; LH (LEUTINIZING HORMONE); PSA, FREE & TOTAL; HERPESELECT I/II AB.SCREEN,IGG; LIPASE, SERUM; CHOLESTEROL; HEPATITIS B CORE ANTIBODY; TESTOSTERONE FREE & TOTAL; VARICELLA ZOSTER AB.(IGG); CREATININE, SERUM.