HIV - Hepatitis B - Hepatitis C Blood Test
    HIV - Hepatitis B - Hepatitis C Blood Test
    HIV - Hepatitis B - Hepatitis C Blood Test
    HIV - Hepatitis B - Hepatitis C Blood Test
    HIV - Hepatitis B - Hepatitis C Blood Test

HIV - Hepatitis B - Hepatitis C Blood Test


A quick, private, and accurate test that checks for HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C infection from four weeks after exposure.

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HIV - Hepatitis B - Hepatitis C Blood Test

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Is it for you?

Have you recently been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C and want to check your infection status?

Please note, if there’s a chance you’ve recently been exposed to HIV or hepatitis, you should attend A&E as soon as possible (and within 72 hours of exposure) for consideration of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) or a hepatitis B vaccination. If you have symptoms, please see your GP or attend A&E if you’re very unwell.

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HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies and P24 antigen

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HIV antibodies are made by the immune system in response to infection with either Human Immunodeficiency Virus type 1 or 2. P24 antigen is a protein from the core of the HIV virus, it is found during the initial infection with HIV and disappears following seroconversion. This test will look for the presence of HIV antibodies and p24 antigen in the blood and will report whether they are detected or not.


Hepatitis C antibodies

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Hepatitis C is a virus that can infect and damage the liver. It is mainly transmitted through sharing needles while injecting drugs, through unprotected sex with an infected person and can also be passed from mother to baby. Many who are infected with the virus are unaware as there are often no noticeable symptoms. However, a chronic hepatitis C infection can cause cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) which can lead to chronic liver disease. Hepatitis C antibodies are produced by the body in response to exposure to the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Testing for these antibodies in the blood helps to identify a hepatitis C infection.


Hepatitis B surface antigen

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The hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) is a protein on the surface of the hepatitis B virus, present in the blood during a hepatitis B virus infection. Checking for this surface antigen helps to identify acute and chronic HBV infections. Positive surface antigen meaning the virus is present and that the individual is infectious.
Special instructions

How to prepare for your test

Prepare for your HIV - Hepatitis B - Hepatitis C Blood Test by following these instructions. If there is a chance that you have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B or C then please let us know how long before taking your sample this occurred. Your sample should be taken 4 weeks after any hepatitis B exposure. Take your test at least 4 weeks after any possible HIV exposure, a repeat test is recommended at 12 weeks. Do not take biotin supplements for two days before this test, discuss this with your doctor if it is prescribed.

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What is HIV?

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that weakens the body's ability to fight infections and illnesses. If left untreated, HIV leads to AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). HIV is present in the bodily fluids of an infected person, including semen, vaginal and anal fluids, blood, and breast milk, but it cannot be transmitted through sweat, urine, or saliva. 

The most common way of contracting HIV in the UK is through unprotected sex with an infected partner. The virus can also be caught by sharing needles during drug use. Some people experience flu-like symptoms for around two to six weeks after infection. After these symptoms disappear, HIV may not cause further symptoms for many years, although the virus continues to damage the immune system. Many people with HIV don’t know they’re infected.

What are hepatitis B and C?

Hepatitis B and C are liver infections caused by a virus that’s spread through blood and bodily fluids. Hepatitis B can be passed from person to person through blood, semen, and vaginal fluids, as well as infected needles or syringes. Hepatitis C is usually transmitted through blood-to-blood contact. Although many people experience no symptoms, hepatitis B and C may cause flu-like symptoms, fatigue, jaundice, and fever.

What can I learn from this test?

Our confidential blood test looks for specific HIV antibodies that are produced shortly after infection. A p24 antigen test is also carried out to increase the chances of detecting an infection sooner after exposure. This test also checks for hepatitis B and C infections.

How accurate is our HIV - Hepatitis B - Hepatitis C Blood Test?

Provided you take your sample according to the instructions and at the right time after suspected exposure, this test is shown to be very accurate.

Clinical studies carried out by assay manufacturers demonstrate that this test is likely to pick up almost all (99% or more) cases of HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C in people with the infection. The table below shows the test’s ability to accurately detect infections (known as the test’s sensitivity) and true-negative results (known as the test’s specificity) for each of the infections.

 Sensitivity (%)Specificity (%)
Hepatitis B99.999.88-99.98
Hepatitis C10099.66-99.85

Like any test, it’s possible to receive a false-negative or false-positive result, but this is very rare.

How can I minimise my risk of HIV and hepatitis B or C?

You can minimise your risk of HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C by practising safe sex and avoiding sharing razors, toothbrushes, or needles with others.

It’s possible to get a vaccination against hepatitis B if you’re at higher risk due to factors including having HIV, liver or kidney disease, or if you have a job that’s deemed high-risk.

Most adults who are HIV-negative can take pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) if they’re at increased risk of HIV — for example, men who have sex with men (MSM) who have condomless sex, and people with HIV-positive partners who are not known to be virally suppressed. Speak to your GP or nearest sexual health clinic for more information about PrEP. 

What happens if my result is positive?

Our doctors will phone you if any of your results are positive to explain what your results mean and the appropriate next steps. This often involves another blood test to confirm the result, informing any recent sexual partners, and attending a sexual health clinic for follow-up and support.

Although we can’t provide treatment for a positive result, we can signpost you to an appropriate service.

Whilst awaiting a confirmatory result, you can protect others by practising safe sex (or abstaining) and avoiding sharing needles with others.

How soon after exposure should I take my test?

This test can detect cases of HIV and hepatitis B and C as early as four weeks after exposure. However, we recommend a repeat HIV test at 12 weeks to confirm your result.

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