The Better2Know Instant Hepatitis C test is highly accurate and sensitive test, providing rapid results while you wait in our clinic. Fortunately, there are excellent treatments now available to manage and, in many cases, cure a Hepatitis C infection. The process must start with a diagnostic test, as most people who are infected do not show any symptoms.
Where can I have this test?
The Instant Hepatitis C test is available in:
You can add any other Instant tests to your Hepatitis C test. Our Instant Six Screen provides rapid results for Hepatitis C and five other important STIs.
How long do results take?
Your Hepatitis C results will be back in around 15 minutes.
What samples are required?
The test requires only a few drops of blood which will be taken from a finger prick.
When can I have this test?
You should wait ten days after any incident of concern before having this test.
Can both men and women have this test?
Yes, this test is suitable for both men and women.
What happens if the test is reactive?
If your test comes back positive, do not worry; we are here to help you. Your clinician will take a further blood sample and send it to our laboratory for confirmatory analysis. We will do this at no further cost to you. Once further analysis has been performed, we will discuss with you the appropriate next steps.
Why should I test for Hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C infections are a global concern, with estimates that this infection is carried by 150 million people worldwide. Individuals who are chronically infected are at high risk of developing cirrhosis, liver disease and liver cancer. It is estimated that between 0.1% and 1.7% of the population in South Africa carry the Hepatitis C infection, making it of significant concern.
How can I book?
Just call our friendly Cape Town booking team on the number above in the green box. They are available 24/7. Alternatively, you can book securely online by selecting Book Now.