Hepatitis C Antibody

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

For more Information on any of your discount online blood lab test results

  • Consult your physician
  • Review the information on the independent, non-profit web site: www.labtestsonline.org

These are not intended as diagnostic comments, but only to give you sufficient information for further discussion with your physician. It is important that you promptly consult your physician regarding any abnormal finding.

Free Pre and Post counseling is available for all STD testing. To set up this service, call 703.534.6766 before ordering your STD test. If you have a positive STD result, you will need to consult your own physician for a diagnosis, follow-up testing and treatment.

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