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How do they test for hepatitis c?

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Dr. Stephen Cheng
Surgery - Transplant
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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%.

In brief: 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%.
Dr. Stephen Cheng
Dr. Stephen Cheng
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Dr. Enrique Molina
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Blood

Blood test is routinely available.

In brief: Blood

Blood test is routinely available.
Dr. Enrique Molina
Dr. Enrique Molina
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