Hepatitis C is a virus that can infect and severely damage the liver. It can be passed from person to person through sharing needles for drug use and, less commonly, through sex.
People with early infection may not as yet have developed antibody levels high enough that the test can measure. In addition, some people may lack the (immune) response necessary for the test to work well. In these cases, research-based tests such as PCR may be considered.
Anti-HCV can be found in 7 out of 10 people when symptoms begin, and in about 9 out of 10 people within 3 months after symptoms begin. However, it's important to note that many people who have hepatitis C show no symptoms whatsoever.
Using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test it's possible to find HCV within 1 to 3 weeks after being infected with the virus. That's because this biological process actually amplifies the DNA molecules for a clearer picture.
This test is for anyone who thinks they may be infected with the Hepatitis C virus.
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
View results securely in your own personal dashboard.
Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.
We will send you your Hepatitis C Test finger-prick blood sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your blood sample in the comfort of your own home. If you are unsure about completing a finger-prick blood sample collection you will have the opportunity to select a clinic-based venous blood sample collection or choose to go our London laboratory during the checkout process.How to collect a finger-prick blood sample
Your Hepatitis C Test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Hepatitis C Test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to mymedichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Hepatitis C Test results.
Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.