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Hepatitis C Virus – Genotyping

  • You need to provide Blood
  • Overnight fasting is not mandatory
  • This test is for Male, Female


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What is Hepatitis C Virus – Genotyping?

HCV (Hepatitis C Virus) genotype test is done to determine the type of HCV virus that has infected the patient. HCV infection is transmitted through blood, and mainly causes liver fibrosis, liver cirrhosis and cancer. HCV can be detected by tests like NAT (Nucleic acid testing) which detects the HCV genome in a specimen. Genotype 1 is the most common one. This test is done only after it is confirmed that the patient has HCV infection. It helps in deciding the appropriate antiviral therapy. The common symptoms are bleeding, fatigue, poor appetite, jaundice, dark-colored urine and swelling in the abdomen.

A blood sample is collected and analysed. Combination antiviral drug therapy is commonly used for the treatment.


Why is Hepatitis C Virus – Genotyping done?
  1. To confirm the Genotype of Hepatitis C virus in patients suffering from Hepatitis C disease.
  2. To decide the appropriate medications for treatment.

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Healths First, Lal Pathlab, Medcis Pathlab


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