Sorry...Typos! I meant (even though she was only 4 months post exposure to the virus when she had her blood work),
Elevated ast/alt may be an indicator but definitely not a confirmation.
"She was exposed specifically in the week of April 1 through April 4"
It has been 6 months, can't he just run a RNA test to confirm
Hello I agree with Hrspwr the doctor should run the test that measures the viral load, no load no virus.
The elevated enzymes could be caused by anything, a drink, medication, it does not always mean HCV.
Has your doctor seen a hepatologist?
In my time with this it seems that GP's know nothing about the second test and scare people unnecessarily
I was seen by a blood specialist for low platelets, he did both tests at the same time so he could give me all of the information at the same time.
I hope your daughter doesn't have it, if she does it is very slow moving and there are new medications out there.