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Hepatitis C Virus Total Antibody is performed to find out if a patient ever had the Hepatitis C virus.

What is Hepatitis C Virus Total Antibody?

Hepatitis C has the potential to damage the liver if left untreated. Hepatitis C Virus Total Antibody test is the blood test recommended by the doctors to check for the antibodies to the hepatitis C virus.

 

Why is Hepatitis C Virus Total Antibody suggested?

Hepatitis C Virus Total Antibody test is suggested when the following symptoms are experienced:

  • Abdominal pain.
  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Depression or weight loss. (1)

How is Hepatitis C Virus Total Antibody performed?

 Hepatitis C Virus Total Antibody test is a safe procedure.

  • A blood sample is collected from veins in the arm.
  • Samples are sent to the lab and are tested for antibodies for Hepatitis C.

If the results of the Hepatitis C Virus Total Antibody test are positive, it indicates that the person had the virus at some point.

What are the parameters measured in Hepatitis C Virus Total Antibody?

The presence of the antibodies developed to Hepatitis C Virus in the bloodstream of the patient is detected with the Hepatitis C Virus Total Antibody test.

Preparation before performing Hepatitis C Virus Total Antibody

Minimum preparations required before performing Hepatitis C Virus Total Antibody are:

  • Discuss medical history with the doctor.

Post-care after Hepatitis C Virus Total Antibody

There is no much post-care after Hepatitis C Virus Total Antibody.

  • Do not drive, if you feel weak or giddy.
  • You can resume normal activities after the test.·

Sample types in Hepatitis C Virus Total Antibody

Sample type necessary to perform Hepatitis C Virus Total Antibody

  • Blood samples

Side effects of Hepatitis C Virus Total Antibody

Most common side effects of Hepatitis C Virus Total Antibody are:

  • Discomfort during the test.
  • Dizziness from drawing out of the blood.

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