Hepatitis C virus infection

Last updated: Monday, 06, December, 2010

Previously hepatitis NANB (non-A, non-B).

PresentationsAppropriate Tests

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibodies.

Urinalysis; bilirubin, AST, ALT, ALP, FBC.

See also Hepatic failure, Hepatitis

Acute hepatitis

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA may be required for diagnosis if seroconversion has not yet occurred.

Chronic hepatitis 

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA (qualitative) to detirmine infectivity.

Liver biopsy may be indicated.

Alpha fetoprotein monitoring for detection of hepatocellular carcinoma.

Quantitative Hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA and Hepatitis C virus genotyping is only indicated as part of the pre-treatment assessment.


Hepatocellular carcinoma