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Hepatitis C

A test for people who’ve been exposed to Hepatitis C

This test diagnoses Hepatitis C following a minimum 45 day incubation period. It tests for antibodies which are produced by your body to fight the germs and therefore is only accurate once they are present. If you believe you may have been infected more recently than 28 days, please use our Hepatitis C Early Detection.

  • Postal test£55

    We'll send a sample collection kit to your door

  • Clinic test£105

    Visit a private STD clinic to deposit your sample

  • Home visit£125

    A nurse will visit your home address to take the sample

  • Accurate from 28 days

    This is the amount of time you must wait from exposure to testing


  • Turnaround time 1 day

    This is the time it takes once reaching the lab


  • Home Test & Home Visit available

    We'll send a sample collection kit to your door

Collection methods:

Blood

Tests for

Hepatitis C

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. For the test to reach the required standard of accuracy, the exposure must have occurred at least 45 days ago.

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.

Turnaround Time

This test has a 4 hour turnaround time once it is received by the laboratory.

When can I take this test?

The Hepatitis C test offers the required standard of accuracy from 45 days following exposure, but retesting following six months is recommended in order to confirm accuracy. If you have come into contact with the condition more recently than 45 days it’s recommended that you use our Early Detection Hepatitis C screen which uses a different method to detect the virus sooner.

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.

Home test procedure

By choosing a home test we’ll post a sample kit to your door for you to collect the sample in your own home, before returning it in a prepaid envelope. Detailed instructions will be provided with the kit, but here’s how the process works.

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 will need to select the Postal Test option.

2. We’ll post the kit

As soon as we receive your order the kit will be dispatched with all of the paperwork you’ll require. Our kits are sent by first class post unless you choose the Click & Collect option.

3. Your blood sample

Your blood sample will be collected using a finger prick sample collection kit. Full instructions will be provided with the kit and it’s important you follow them closely.

4. Now we’ll take care of your results

We provide you with a return postage envelope that can be sent directly to our laboratory. Simply put the package in the post box and as soon as it’s received by the lab we will begin testing.

How It Works

We offer a comprehensive range of testing options against all common STIs. You can test in one of our private sexual health clinics or in the comfort of your own home.

Nearest clinics

These are the nearest clinics where this test is available.