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HCV Tri Dot

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  • hcv tri dot

    Package Description

    Sample type: BLOOD
    Gender: Both
    Age group: All age group
    HCV TRI-DOT is a rapid, visual, sensitive and qualitative in vitro diagnostic test for the detection of antibodies to Hepatitis C Virus in human serum or plasma. Hepatitis C is a type of liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The virus may cause both acute and chronic hepatitis, which may range in severity from a mild illness that may last a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness. Hepatitis C is one of a major cause of liver cancer. The common modes of infection is threw blood and sexual practices. Acute cases may not have any symptoms in a few but in chronic cases, if left untreated, hepatitis C can lead to chronic liver disease, cirrhosis or liver scarring, liver failure and/or liver cancer.

    Frequently asked questions

    To take the blood sample, a tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is then asked to make a fist. This helps in the build-up of blood filling the veins and it becomes easy to collect the blood. The skin is cleaned before inserting the needle in the vein in order to prevent bacteria from entering. Needle is inserted into the vein of the arm and the blood sample is collected in the vacutainer.
    Chronic HCV infection is a lifelong infection if left un treated. It may cause some serious health problems like liver damage, cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), liver cancer, and even death.
    Yes, you can get infected again even after successful treatment or cleared the virus from the body.
    Yes, HCV can spread from persons who have no symptoms or asymptomatic.
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