Testing for Hep C
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The presence of hepatitis C virus in the blood is detected with a PCR test on blood samples.
Liver Function Tests (LFTs) are used for the ongoing monitoring of hepatitis C positive people...
A Blood Picture gives a number of results including: Hb-haemoglobin (should be normal) WCC-white cell count (immune system, should be normal) Plts-platelets (cells involved in clotting the blood - often a bit low in chronic hepatitis).
For liver cancer to occur cirrhosis usually must be present first. If you have had a liver biopsy and only have mild disease (after being infected for quite awhile) then you are less likely to be at risk for liver cancer...
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