What samples can be used?

Blood

How long until I get my results?

1 working day from your sample’s arrival at our accredited laboratory

Where is my nearest private clinic?

How soon after a sexual encounter can I get tested?

28 days

Which Better2Know screens include Hepatitis A testing?

What is Hepatitis A?

Hepatitis A is a viral infection that affects the liver. The condition is mostly found in developing countries that have poor sanitation or an untreated water supply. Many people make a speedy recovery and have immunity against the virus for life. If left untreated, this infection can cause an inflammation of the liver that may lead to acute liver failure.

What are the symptoms of Hepatitis A?

Men

Fever

Constipation or diarrhoea

Feeling tired, or generally unwell

Joint or muscle pain

Abdominal pain

Nausea and vomiting

Women

Fever

Constipation or diarrhoea

Feeling tired, or generally unwell

Joint or muscle pain

Abdominal pain

Nausea and vomiting

What happens if I do not get tested and treated?

Men

Chronic inflammation of the liver

Liver failure or liver cancer

Women

Chronic inflammation of the liver

Liver failure or liver cancer

How is Hepatitis A treated?

In most cases of Hepatitis A, a full recovery will be made within a couple of months. If cured, you can have a lifelong immunity to the virus. It is still important for you to continue monitoring your health and to avoid transmitting the virus by maintaining high standards of personal hygiene. It is also advised that you refrain from alcoholic consumption whilst infected.

What else should I get tested for?

Better2Know’s range of services caters for all genders and sexualities, with tests and screens to suit homosexuals, heterosexuals, men who sleep with men (MSM) and women who sleep with women (WSW).

For MSM, we would suggest the Complete Screen which includes tests for infections that are more likely to affect men who sleep with men, such as HIV, Gonorrhoea, Hepatitis B and Syphilis. For WSW, our Comfort Screen searches for infections commonly known to affect women who sleep with women such as Gardnerella, Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma and Trichomonas.

How can I book my test?

To book your screen or test today, please contact Better2Know by calling our trained Patient Services team on the number displayed at the top of the page. Alternatively, you can book online at any time via the Book Now button above.