for Veterans and the Public
Have regular lab tests
Your doctor will use laboratory tests to check your health. Some of these tests will be done soon after you learn you have hepatitis C.
The lab tests look at several things:
- how well your liver is functioning
- how much hepatitis C is in your blood
- other basic body functions (tests look at your kidneys, cholesterol, and blood cells)
For information on specific tests, go to Understanding lab tests.