WHAT DO THE TESTS MEAN?
There are two types of blood tests to diagnose hep C.
Hep C antibody test
Positive result - shows you have had a hepatitis C infection at some stage in your life but not whether you still have hep C.
Negative result - shows you have never been exposed to hep C.
Hep C RNA test
This test is carried out if you have a positive hep C antibody test.
Positive result - shows you still have hepatitis C.
Negative result - shows you no longer have hepatitis C.
For more information, visit Testing for hep C (Hepatitis Australia)