Hepatitis means "inflammation of the liver".
Hepatitis C virus size = 0.000 004cm
Most patients do not have symptoms of Hepatitis C, and do not feel different from normal.
As Hepatitis C is usually asymptomatic, the only way to diagnose Hepatitis C is by a simple blood test.
A positive anti-HCV blood test (antibody to Hepatitis C) means contact with the Hepatitis C virus. In order to confirm active infection, the HCV RNA test (another blood test) will be conducted. A positive anti-HCV test, and a negative HCV RNA test indicates clearance of an infection with Hepatitis C previously.
The following individuals are at risk of Hepatitis C: