Testing

If you suspect you have been at risk of hepatitis C, you should get a test. Testing is quick, easy and confidential and can give you peace of mind.

If you have a positive test, you can access effective treatment that can clear the virus from your body and prevent life-threatening liver damage.

Waverley Care offers hepatitis C testing as do other hepatitis charities and drug addiction services, GP surgeries and sexual health clinics.

The test is a simple blood sample test with blood drawn from your arm or gathered from a simple finger-prick sample. The sample is sent away to be analysed in a lab and the results of the test will be available in up to two weeks.