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Which blood tests are available to check for hepatitis c?
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Dr. John Edmison
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: HCV antibody
The most common first line test would be an hcv antibody.
Other tests include: hcv rna, which measures the "amount" of virus in your blood. Hcv genotype, which determines the "type" of hepatitis c you have. And riba, which is used on rare occasions when your doctor is concerned that a positive hcv antibody test may be incorrect (as seen with a condition known as hypergammaglobulinemia).

In brief: HCV antibody
The most common first line test would be an hcv antibody.
Other tests include: hcv rna, which measures the "amount" of virus in your blood. Hcv genotype, which determines the "type" of hepatitis c you have. And riba, which is used on rare occasions when your doctor is concerned that a positive hcv antibody test may be incorrect (as seen with a condition known as hypergammaglobulinemia).
Dr. John Edmison
Dr. John Edmison
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In brief: Various
Antibody, pcr and genotyping are the most commonly used ones.

In brief: Various
Antibody, pcr and genotyping are the most commonly used ones.
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