Hepatitis C Test

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£75

Turnaround

4-12 Hours

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Blood test for the Hepatitis C virus

This tests screens for the presence of antibodies to Hepatitis C in your blood.

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Why Hepatitis C testing is important

It’s important to get tested even if there is only a slight chance you may have Hepatitis C, as around half of the current cases in the UK are thought to be undiagnosed.

Even without symptoms, the disease can seriously damage the liver and lead to scarring (cirrhosis). Effective treatment, however, can clear the virus in the majority of cases.

The Hepatitis C antibody test is used to screen for infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The presence of HCV antibodies in the blood indicates exposure to HCV. The test can give a positive result for both active and previous infections.

About Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes liver inflammation, sometimes leading to severe liver damage. The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is most commonly transmitted through blood-to-blood contact, often through sharing needles or other equipment to inject drugs. Sexual transmission is less common. Many people with HCV are asymptomatic, making the infection challenging to detect without testing. The Hepatitis C test typically involves a blood test to detect HCV antibodies, indicating exposure to the virus. If antibodies are found, further testing determines the presence and genotype of the virus, which is crucial for treatment planning. Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent liver damage.

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The Procedure

preparing for appointment

Pre-Appointment

  • Please arrive for your blood test well-hydrated.

during the appointment

Appointment

  • This test is a simple blood test.
  • A needle is inserted into a vein, usually on the inner arm near the elbow, and a small amount of blood is drawn.
  • You may feel a pricking or scratching sensation.

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Post-Appointment

  • You can decide how would you like to receive your results.
  • The doctor can call you to talk you through them, you can receive the results by email or you can call us when it is the most convenient for you.
  • As a clinic policy, we won’t send any positive result before the patient has spoken to a doctor.

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Hepatitis C Antibodies

  • 4-12 hours turnover time

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How do I know which test to have?
All of our test packages come with a consultation included in the price, so the doctor can advise you about which tests are suitable for you, as well as discuss your results and any other concerns.
Who should be tested for Hepatitis C?
People born between 1945 and 1965 are considered to be at higher risk. Other high risk groups include those who have injected illegal drugs, organ transplant recipients pre-1992, those who have received long-term hemodialysis treatment, or those who have had known exposure to the virus.
How do I know if I have Hepatitis C?
The only way to know for sure is to get tested. Once you contract it, the Hepatitis C virus can cause damage to your liver without you experiencing any symptoms, so if you are unsure, it is important that you come in for a test.

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