Hepatitis C is a serious liver disease that results from infection with the Hepatitis C virus. Hepatitis C has been called a silent disease because people can get infected and not know it. Some people who get infected with Hepatitis C are able to clear, or get rid of the virus, but most people who get infected develop a chronic, or lifelong, infection. Over time, chronic Hepatitis C can cause serious health problems including liver damage, liver failure, and even liver cancer.
The hepatitis C virus is usually spread through blood-to-blood contact. Some ways the infection can be spread include: sharing unsterilised needles, sharing razors or toothbrushes, from a pregnant woman to her unborn baby, through unprotected zex.
Symptoms of hepatitis C
Hepatitis C often doesn't have any noticeable symptoms until the liver has been significantly damaged. This means many people have the infection without realising it.
When symptoms do occur, they can be mistaken for another condition. Symptoms can include:
flu-like symptoms, such as muscle aches and a high temperature (fever)
feeling tired all the time
loss of appetite
feeling and being sick
The only way to know for certain if these symptoms are caused by hepatitis C is to get tested.
Hepatitis C Test
Hepatitis C Virus Test is designed for qualitative detection of antibodies to Hepatitis C Virus in human serum or plasma an aid in the diagnostic of hepatitis C infection.The test is based on the principle of double antigen sandwich immunoassay where purified recombinant antigens are employed to identity ati-HCV with high sensitivity and high specificity.
Please read the instructions carefully before detection, do not open the test cassette foil pouch until you are ready to perform the test.
1.Keep the test strip/card and the specimen back to room temperature to 20 ? to 30 ?.
2. Open the foil pouch, take out the cassette and put on the table.
3.Add 1 drop(25uL) serum/plasma with a dropper into the S amples holes on the cassette. Then add 2 drops(80-100uL) of specimen buffer into D hole.
4. Read the test results in 10-20 minutes. Do not interpret results after 20 minutes.