Lab Tests, Genotype, PCR

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ELISA, RIBA, and PCR
Used to determine HCV infection and viral load.

Common Lab Tests
Details on these test ordered by your doctor; a description of each and an explanation of why the test may be ordered and what the results mean.

FDA Approves New Hepatitis C Test

Blood Panel Explanation
SMAC 25 and CBC

Genotype
Some researchers believe that your genotype can predict response or non-response to Interferon treatment.

PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction)
What is a PCR and what does a high viral load mean?

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