Noted raised ALT on a routine blood test around 8 weeks ago.
USG - NAD.
HepC - PCR came back positive with a very high viral load of 50L.
GP have referred me to hepatology.
I am anxiously waiting for the appointment.
I am wondering whether there is any option to get the monitoring and blood tests done privately in the UK.
This is in case there is a huge waiting list to see the specialist.
Hi acidicleo123, welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear about your diagnosis. The good news is that there is now very effective treatment for Hep C. Direct-acting antivirals (DAAs, such as Epclusa) deliver a cure rate of over 95% on the first try. No need to worry about your viral load, strange as it may seem, it has very little correlation to either cure rate or liver damage. You can read this
by FixHepC's founder Dr. James Freeman to learn more about that.
Regarding options to get the blood tests done privately in the UK, hopefully a UK forum member will answer your question. All the best to you, hopefully your treatment will be quick and simple.