Hepatitis C RNA quantitative testing counts the amount of hepatitis C virus in the blood. The test can count the exact amount of virus in the blood which is called viral load.
Detection of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection before the appearance of HCV antibodies in serum. Quantification of HCV RNA in serum of patients with chronic HCV infection. Monitoring disease progression in chronic HCV infection and response to antiviral therapy. Determining cure and detection of relapse after completion of antiviral therapy.
This assay has a result range of 15 to 100,000,000 IU/mL (1.18 log to 8.00 log IU/mL) for quantification of hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA in serum.