Hepatitis C Test Information
Commonly Asked Questions About Hepatitis C Testing
What type of hepatitis C test is used?
getSTDtested.com uses the Hepatitis C Antibody Test with Reflex to HCV RIBA. If antibodies are detected, the RIBA confirmatory test is administered to confirm the results. This test has been carefully selected by our medical advisory board.
Who should test for hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C is recommended for testing for anyone who may have been exposed to the virus, especially those who have used IV drugs or had blood transfusion or organ transplants. Also, regardless of other risk factors, new CDC recommendations strongly urge all baby boomers, those born between 1945 and 1964, to have a one-time hepatitis C, since 75% of infection occur among this generation.
What kind of sample is required?
This hepatitis C test uses a small, virtually painless blood sample. Testing is performed at a private, certified lab. Also, there is no special preparation necessary for this test.
When are results ready?
STD testing results from test are available, on average, within three business days.
What if my hepatitis C test is positive?
As part of your free, private phone consultation, in-house physicians are available to discuss any positive test results. The doctor can answer any questions and discuss hepatitis C treatment options.
* ABOUT HIV TESTING
The HIV early detection test is a DNA-based test that can detect the virus as early as two weeks after possible exposure. However, our physician's recommend pairing the early detection test with the HIV Standard test, which is considered the "gold standard" in HIV screening. However, it may take up to 12 weeks for the HIV Standard test to provide accurate results. Repeat HIV testing is recommended for sexually active adults with multiple partners or concern of exposure.