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Question: I just recently had blood drawn for my thyroid condition. Would Hepatitis C be detected in my blood test or is there another test to find out if I have Hepatitis C? Linda

Answer: Dear Linda,

A simple blood test may not show Hepatitis C conditions. In order to diagnose Hepatitis C, a liver function test must be performed. Using a blood sample, the test looks for anti-HCV antibodies in serum.

In order to look and find anti-HCV antibodies, a laboratory technician needs to do special tests to the blood which may not be part of basic blood tests for thryroid conditions.

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