Hepatitis C Antibody
The Hepatitis C virus is spread by coming in contact with blood infected with HCV. Over half the people infected with HCV develop a chronic infection that last for many years and often never goes away.
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Antibody: The Hepatitis C virus is spread by coming in contact with blood infected with HCV. Over half the people infected with HCV develop a chronic infection that last for many years and often never goes away. Most people with chronic Hepatitis C have some degree of inflammation all the time, but most do not have symptoms. A positive HCV antibody test indicates HCV infection and will require follow-up with your personal physician, who will likely order additional confirmation tests to exclude a false positve. Incubation period, which is the time you could get a false negative result, is usually between 4 to 12 weeks. In rare circumstances, it could take past 6 months to be detectable. Estimated time to receive online blood lab test results is 2-3 days. Reporting: Each state has laws that require physicians, laboratories, and others to report certain infectious diseases, such as most abnormal STD test results, to the local health department. Preparation: No special preparation is required for you with this blood test. As with any blood draw, it is a good practice to drink water in advance so you are well hydrated. Please be advised, that our services are strictly self pay and are not eligible for submission as a claim to your health insurance provider. However, you can submit the receipt for reimbursement to many Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts for reimbursement. Sample of Hepatitis C Antibody test