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Diagnosis and evaluation of chronic hepatitis C virus infection

Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP
Sanjeev Arora, MD, MACP, FACG
Section Editor
Adrian M Di Bisceglie, MD
Deputy Editor
Allyson Bloom, MD


Diagnostic tests for hepatitis C virus (HCV) can be divided into two broad categories:

Serologic assays that detect antibodies to hepatitis C

Molecular assays that detect or quantify HCV RNA

Other investigations such as genotype testing, serum fibrosis panels and liver biopsy may help to predict the response to treatment and prognosis.

This topic will review the approach to diagnostic testing and evaluation of chronic HCV infection.

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