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Hepatitis C Virus, Qualitative

Overview brief

Hepatitis C Virus, Qualitative is the test used for the diagnosis of hepatitis C. Hepatitis C Virus, Qualitative is useful for measuring the presence of the virus in the bloodstream of the patient.

What is Hepatitis C Virus, Qualitative?

Hepatitis C Virus, Qualitative test is a blood test that detects the genetic material of the hepatitis C virus by using a polymerase chain reaction process (PCR). Hepatitis C Virus, Qualitative is suggested by the doctors when they notice several indications of the infection. (1)

Why is Hepatitis C Virus, Qualitative suggested?

Hepatitis C Virus, Qualitative is suggested when the following symptoms are noticed:

  • Fatigue.
  • Nausea.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Yellow eyes and skin.

How is Hepatitis C Virus, Qualitative performed?

Hepatitis C Virus, Qualitative is performed at a pathology lab.

  • The patient’s arm is rubbed with alcohol and the needle is pricked into the skin.
  • Blood samples are collected and sent to the labs for examination.

The results from the Hepatitis C Virus, Qualitative test will show if the virus is present in the bloodstream or not.

What are the parameters measured in the Hepatitis C Virus, Qualitative?

 Hepatitis C Virus, Qualitative test detects the presence of antibodies developed to Hepatitis C virus for confirming the diagnosis.

Preparation before performing Hepatitis C Virus, Qualitative

Preparation required before the Hepatitis C Virus, Qualitative test:

  • Inform the doctor about your medical history and symptoms.

Post-care after Hepatitis C Virus, Qualitative

Hepatitis C Virus, Qualitative test does not require much care after giving a sample.

  • Consume fluids and rest, if you feel dizzy.
  • Report any pain or bruising, to your doctor.

Sample types in Hepatitis C Virus, Qualitative

Sample types required for  Hepatitis C Virus, Qualitative

  • Blood samples.

Side effects of Hepatitis C Virus, Qualitative

Side effects of Hepatitis C Virus, Qualitative are:

  • Discomfort during the test.
  • Slight pain and dizziness.

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