Early Detection Hepatitis C
A test for people who’ve been exposed to Hepatitis C
This test diagnoses Hepatitis C following a 10 day incubation period. It diagnoses results using a different testing method to the standard Hepatitis C test to offer earlier results.
- Clinic test£115
Visit a private STD clinic to deposit your sample
- Accurate from 10 days
This is the amount of time you must wait from exposure to testing
- Turnaround time 1 day
The turnaround time in working days, once your sample is received by the lab.
Who is this test for?
This test is designed for anyone who believes they have come into contact with Hepatitis C following contact with a infected sexual partner recently and want to get an early diagnosis. If your contact occurred longer than 45 days ago, it’s recommended that you use our standard Hepatitis C test.
Please note that if you are carrying out a routine test against Hepatitis C because you are part of a high risk group you should be tested against Hepatitis B as well.
This test has a 4 hour turnaround time once it is received by the laboratory.
The Hepatitis C test offers the required standard of accuracy 10 days following potential exposure, but retesting following six months is recommended in order to confirm accuracy.
Clinic test procedure
By selecting a clinic test you’ll be assisted by a nurse or doctor in one of our sexual health clinics located across the country.
1. Book your test
To book this test, simply press the ‘Select This Test’ button above. You’ll then be taken to our booking page where you can choose the best clinic for your needs.
2. Arrive at the clinic
Our clinics are all based in a discreet setting and because many of them are general health clinics, there’s no reason why anyone will know that you’re there for a sexual health screening. Just let the receptionist know who you are upon arrival.
3. Your blood sample
The Hepatitis C test requires a blood sample only. The blood sample is collected by a trained nurse or doctor. They’ll take care of you and ensure you’re comfortable, but it will require the use of a needle.
4. Now we’ll take care of your results
Once you’ve deposited your sample, we’ll take care of the rest. We’ll notify you of your results using our online portal as soon as they’re reported by the laboratory.