Hepatitis C Frequently Asked Questions

Hepatitis C is a disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). You may be at risk for hepatitis C and should contact your medical care provider for a blood test if you:

  • Were notified that you received blood from a donor who later tested positive for hepatitis C
  • Have ever injected illegal drugs, even if you experimented a few times many years ago
  • Received a blood transfusion or solid organ transplant before July 1992
  • Were a recipient of clotting factor(s) made before 1987
  • Have ever been on long-term kidney dialysis have evidence of liver disease (e.g., persistently abnormal Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) levels)

Information is extracted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. Please visit the CDC website for in-depth information about Hepatitis C.