|hepc and a baby
Apr 15, 2007
i sent this question in and have not gotten a response yet. at what age should you take your child in for a hep c test? i was told after 18 months??? is there a different test for kids, or do they test the same as adults, with a whole vial of blood?
| Response from Dr. McGovern
Unfortunately there are hundreds of questions that come through this site and I can only answer a portion of them since I do this in my spare time.
Children are tested by hepatitis C at 18 months. This is because earlier testing may detect antibodies from the mother which may give a false impression that the baby is infected.
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