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Hepatitis C is a disease that causes inflammation and infection in the liver. This condition develops after being infected with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV). There are two forms of hepatitis C: acute and chronic. Acute hepatitis C causes sympto[read article]

Tests for Hepatitis C

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Hepatitis C Viral Load Test
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Hepatitis C Virus Genotype Determination
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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The hepatitis virus panel is an array of tests used to detect viral hepatitis infections. By using antibody and antigen tests, the viral panel can detect multiple k...  More
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Hepatitis C Antibody Test
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Hepatitis C Amplified Probe Test
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Hepatitis C Direct Probe Test
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Hepatitis C Immunoblot Test
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Liver function tests help determine the health of your liver by measuring levels of proteins, enzymes, or bilirubin in your blood. Many tests can be performed on th...  More
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A prothrombin time (PT) test, measures the amount of time it takes for your blood plasma to clot. Prothrombin, also known as factor ll, is just one of many plasma p...  More
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An erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test does not diagnose one specific condition. Instead, it helps your doctor determine whether you are experiencing inflamma...  More
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Proteins circulate throughout your blood to help your body maintain fluid balance. Albumin is produced in the liver, and is one of the most abundant proteins in you...  More
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An alanine aminotransferase (ALT) test measures the level of ALT enzyme in your blood. ALT is an enzyme produced by liver cells. It helps the body metabolize protei...  More
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Bilirubin is a yellow pigment that is in everyone's blood and stool. If you notice a yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes, this is called jaundice...  More
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Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) is an enzyme found in various parts of the body. The highest concentrations are found in muscle, heart, and liver. A small amount o...  More
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An alkaline phosphatase level test (ALP test) measures the amount of alkaline phosphatase enzyme in your bloodstream. The test requires a simple blood draw and is o...  More
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The gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) test measures the amount of the enzyme GGT in your blood. Enzymes are molecules that are necessary for chemical reactions in...  More
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A biopsy of the liver is a medical procedure in which a small amount of liver tissue is surgically removed so it can be tested in a laboratory. Liver biopsies are u...  More
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Medical Procedures for Hepatitis C

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Interferon Therapy
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Administration of Intravenous Fluids
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Surgical Procedures for Hepatitis C

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A liver transplant is a medical procedure in which your diseased or failing liver is replaced with a donor liver. According to the Organ Procurement and Transplanta...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Hepatitis C

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RIBAVIRIN (rye ba VYE rin) is an antiviral medicine. It is used with peginterferon alfa to treat hepatitis C. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infect...  More
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INTERFERON ALFACON-1 (in ter FEER on AL fa kon-1) helps your immune system work better. This medicine is used to treat hepatitis C.  More
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INTERFERON ALFA-2b (in ter FEER on AL fa 2 b) is a man-made protein. Natural interferons are produced in the body to help the immune system fight viral infections a...  More
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PEGINTERFERON ALFA-2a (peg in ter FEER on AL fa 2 a) is a man-made drug that acts like a protein made by the body. It is used to treat chronic hepatitis B and C inf...  More
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INTERFERON ALFA-2a (in ter FEER on AL fa 2 a) (Roferon-A) helps the immune system fight viral infections such as chronic hepatitis C, and certain cancers like Phila...  More
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PEGINTERFERON ALFA-2b (peg in ter FEER on AL fa 2 b) is a man-made drug that acts like a protein made by the body. It is used to treat chronic hepatitis C infection...  More
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CHOLESTYRAMINE (koe LESS tir a meen) is used to lower cholesterol in patients who are at risk of heart disease or stroke. This medicine is only for patients whose c...  More
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BOCEPREVIR is an antiviral medicine. It is used with peginterferon alfa and ribavirin to treat hepatitis C. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infectio...  More
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TELAPREVIR is an antiviral medicine. It is used with peginterferon alfa and ribavirin to treat hepatitis C. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infectio...  More
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Self Care for Hepatitis C

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Alcohol Abstinence
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Herbs and Supplements for Hepatitis C What's this?

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Two parts of the safflower are primarily used: the flower itself and safflower seeds. There are two types of safflower oil with corresponding types of safflowe...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Liver extract and desiccated (dried) liver have been marketed as iron supplements for over a century. The extract is processed cow or pig liver that may either be a...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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