Detects: Hepatitis-C infection.
This virus is most often transmitted through exposure to infected blood. It can be sexually transmitted, but high rates of transmission also exist among intravenous drug users as well as victims of needle-sticks. Organ transplants were previously considered risky, but rates of transmission through transplants have significantly declined due to updated testing regulations and guidelines. If you feel that you may be at risk for Hepatitis-C, it is important that you seek testing. MMA and UFC guidelines require this test as part of their pre-fight testing panel. This antibody test can provide reliable results within 6-12 weeks of your potential exposure to the virus. If you’ve had a recent exposure to the virus and want answers without waiting 6-12 weeks you might consider a Hepatitis-C PCR screening.