Health officials recommend that anyone at high risk of exposure to HCV get a blood test to screen for hepatitis C infection. People who may want to talk to their doctors about screening for hepatitis C include:
If an initial blood test shows that you have hepatitis C, additional blood tests will:
Doctors typically use one or more of the following tests to assess liver damage in chronic hepatitis C.
A member of the care team performs transient elastography — a painless alternative to liver biopsy — to assess liver damage.