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Dr. Edward Block:
Hepatitis C RNA (HCV RNA) blood test actually measures the virus. A positive HCV RNA test indicates active infection.
Some of our hepatitis C patients come to us via blood banks. During the process of screening blood donors some tested positive for hepatitis C.
People applying for life insurance and disability policies will often also be tested for hepatitis C, and we find a fair number of newly diagnosed patients being referred in this manner as well.
Please refer to the Hepatitis C article for more details.
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