HCV is the causative agent of hepatitis C. Infection with HCV often leads to chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis, and is associated with liver cancer. HCV is mainly transmitted through the blood, accounting for 90% of hepatitis after transfusion. Anti-HCV examination is the main basis for the diagnosis of hepatitis C.

Basic Information

Specialist classification: Infectious disease examination and classification: blood examination

Applicable gender: whether men and women apply fasting: fasting

Analysis results:

Below normal:

Normal value:
no

Above normal:

negative:
Negative means not infected with hepatitis C virus.

Positive:
A positive indication is infected with the hepatitis C virus.

Reminder: The positive test is only positive for the initial screening. For some weak positive samples, the test should be repeated or confirmed. Normal value

The normal value is negative.

Clinical significance

Anti-HCV-IgG and IgM antibodies are non-protective antibodies. Most of the acute phase is IgM type, and the chronic phase is mostly IgG type. Its detection is an important indicator for the diagnosis of acute and chronic hepatitis C. In the recovery phase, the anti-HCV is mostly IgG type, and the titer is low. Positive anti-HCV-IgM can confirm early HCV infection.

Positive results may be diseases: precautions for viral hepatitis C

The positive of this test is only positive for the initial screening, and for some weakly positive samples, the test should be repeated or confirmed.

Inspection process

150 μl of the sample dilution solution was added to each well of the microplate, and 5 μl of the sample to be tested was set, and each plate was provided with a positive, negative and blank control. Shake and mix, wash at 37 ° C for 40 min, 5 times, air dry. 150 μl of the enzyme-labeled antibody solution was added to each well at 37 ° C for 30 min. Wash 5 times, air dry, add substrate color. As a result, the same anti-HCV-IgG assay was determined.

Not suitable for the crowd

Those who do not have an indication for examination should not do this check.

Adverse reactions and risks

Generally no complications and harm.