What to Consider Before Being Tested for Hepatitis C
Before you have a test for
hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, your doctor
will probably give you information about:
Ways that a person can become infected with
hepatitis C, including behaviors or exposures that might not have occurred very
often or that occurred many years ago.
How the test is performed
and what the test results mean.
What hepatitis C and chronic liver
The benefits of detecting hepatitis C infection
What types of medical treatment are
Possible adverse consequences of testing positive for
hepatitis C infection, including disrupted personal relationships and possible
discrimination, such as loss of employment, insurance, and educational
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.