Treatment of Victims
People who present a test result for the rapid test should be told very simply, without fanfare and with privacy.
They should be told that the test was “reagent,” which means that at some point this person came in contact with the HCV virus, no matter the form.
In order to know and confirm if the disease is actually installed, laboratory tests are necessary and should be carried out as soon as possible on request.
For hepatitis C, the test detects anti-HCV antibody in serum, plasma or whole blood. The use of TR is an important tool in the Brazilian epidemiological scenario, since most individuals are diagnosed in the chronic phase of the disease.
See the diagnosis flowchart for Hepatitis C:
• Can be used in pregnant women
• Can use antibody test, can not be used on individuals less than 18 months of age and immunosuppressed
• This flow chart indicates prior contact with HCV. It is necessary to confirm the presence of active infection by means of molecular or antigen tests
• In case of unreactive results and remaining suspected of infection, after 30 days collect a new sample to repeat the test