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how do they test for hepatitis c?

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Dr. Stephen Cheng
35 years experience Transplant Surgery
Test for Hep C: I'm not sure what you meant by taking chances. That aside, if a healthy person is exposed to hepatitis c and becomes infected with it, blood tests can often detect the new infection within 2 to 4 weeks following the exposure (hepatitis c RNA and liver enzymes). If a new infection is detected early, with current drug treatment, the chance of cure from hepatitis c is well over 90%.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Enrique Molina
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Blood: Blood test is routinely available.
Answered on Apr 30, 2014

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