Hepatitis C RNA Test

The hepatitis C RNA test checks the HCV RNA blood level.

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Hepatitis C RNA Test FAQ

What is the Hepatitis C RNA test?

This test measures the blood level of Hepatitis C RNA using RT-PCR (Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction).

Why is the Hepatitis C RNA test important?

This test helps confirm an active Hepatitis C infection if someone's Hepatitis C antibody test is positive. It is also used for tracking in people with a chronic Hepatitis C infection.

What type of specimen will I submit?

This Hepatitis C RNA Test is a blood test.

Do I need to fast to take this test?

Fasting is not necessary.

How long does it take to get test results?

It typically takes 4 business days or less.

Accesa Labs does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All users should consult with a medical provider for specific health concerns.

Last updated on October 6, 2017

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HCV RNA Test - More Information

The hepatitis C RNA test, sometimes known as a hep c RNA lab test, checks the HCV RNA blood level.

The hepatitis C RNA test is useful in tracking the hep C viral load in people with chronic hepatitis C infections. As a quantitative test, it will report a number if adequate amounts of hep C RNA is detectable. This RNA blood test is a useful measurement before a person diagnosed with hepatitis C starts treatment as well as during ongoing treatment. Typically, treatment success will result in declining HCV RNA levels. While this is a helpful test for determining hepatitis C viral load, it does not give any indication of the specific impact that hepatitis C has had on the liver tissue itself or its function.

This HCV RNA test uses a process known as real-time polymerase chain reaction. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a lab method that takes small amounts of RNA and amplifies it. PCR makes quantifying the amount of hepatitis C RNA in the blood easier to do.

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