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Hepatitis C infection of the liver can be acute or chronic. Many infected people may never realize that they have been infected. Most people with chronic hepatitis C infection do not develop severe complications of the disease. Complications of chronic infection include cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer.
Tests for hepatitis C infection may be done if you have symptoms suggestive of liver infection. Diagnosis of hepatitis C is confirmed based on two blood tests—antibody test and PCR test. The PCR test is the definitive test to determine if you are currently infected with hepatitis C virus.