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HCV Viral Load Test Overview

HCV infection is one of the most common causes of chronic liver disease, accounting for 60-70% of all chronic hepatitis. 
Acute HCV infection is often asymptomatic, or associated with non-specific symptoms, and usually goes undiagnosed. However, 60% to 85% of patients develop chronic infection, which is associated with increased risk of cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease, and hepatocellular carcinoma.
Detection and quantitation of HCV RNA is an important component of diagnosis and treatment monitoring

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Summary Price Of HCV Viral Load Test

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The cost of HCV Viral Load Test in India varies as per the city in India.

The average price of HCV Viral Load Test ranges from ₹200 to ₹8050.

The price for the test in the following cities is:

  • Chennai: ₹7,000
  • Delhi: ₹2,000
  • Mumbai: ₹8,050
  • Pune: ₹7,000

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Frequently Asked Questions

HCV viral load test is recommended before start of treatment to estimate the baseline viral load.
This is a quantitative assay used for monitoring patients who are on anti HCV therapy                                                           
It is used to guide duration of antiviral therapy
It used to establish resolution of infection and sustained virologic response (SVR) & detection of relapse 

Number of HCV RNA copies in serum/plasma

HCV viral load test requires a blood sample. A tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is then asked to make a fist. This helps in the build-up of blood filling the veins. The skin is disinfected before needle insertion and the blood sample is collected in vacutainer. 

HCV RNA viral load test is done 4 weeks after the initiation of treatment to monitor response to treatment:
Case 1.  If the test result in Negative then next testing is done after 12 weeks of completion of treatment. If the results are still negative then this patient has a sustained virologic response 'SVR12'. If the result is positive then the patient is a 'Relapser'.
Case 2. If the result is Positive then test at 6 weeks; if viral load increases 10 times then patient is a 'Non-responder' . If the result in Negative then test at end of treatment. If positive then patient is a ' Non responder' and if negative test as Case 1

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