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Hepatitis C Core Antigen

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Hepatitis C core antigen is a part of the Hepatitis C virus that is found in the blood during a current infection. The core antigen forms the inner part of the virus particle.

What might a high result mean?

Presence of Hepatitis C core antigen indicates that there is an ongoing hepatitis C infection in the body. It also shows that the virus is replicating, meaning that the individual is potentially infectious and could spread the virus to others.