New Hepatitis C treatment is now available under PBS. For more information, please ask your doctor about this. Prior to starting treatment for Hepatitis C, patient will need to have blood tests to check for liver function test, Hepatitis C PCR, Hepatitis C viral load and Hepatitis C genotype. Patient will also need to have ultrasound of liver to see if patient has liver cirrhosis. Patient who have liver cirrhosis will have longer duration of treatment than normal liver. After the test results, doctor will be able to prescribe antiviral medication. Special order for the medication by the pharmacy will need to be made and this can take few days for medication to arrive. Repeat blood tests will be required to monitor the response of patient to antiviral medication.