What samples can be used?

Urine and Swab

How long until I get my results?

7 working days from your sample’s arrival at our certified laboratory

Where is my nearest private clinic?

How soon after a sexual encounter can I get tested?

14 days

Which Better2Know screens include Hepatitis C testing?

What is Hepatitis C?

HCV can infect the liver and is transmitted through direct contact with infected blood. This includes unprotected sexual contact such as vaginal, anal, penile or oral sex. It can also be acquired through sharing contaminated personal items like unsterilized needles, such as in recreational drug use, as well as razors and toothbrushes.

What are the symptoms of Hepatitis C?

Men

Nausea and vomiting

Abdominal pain

Flu-like symptoms, such as high temperature

Lack of appetite

Fatigue

Women

Nausea and vomiting

Abdominal pain

Flu-like symptoms, such as high temperature

Lack of appetite

Fatigue

What happens if I do not get tested and treated?

Men

Cirrhosis

Long-term, chronic liver problems

Liver cancer

Women

Cirrhosis

Long-term, chronic liver problems

Liver cancer

How is Hepatitis C treated?

If you test positive for Hepatitis C, you will be referred to a specialist service. They will carry out further testing to assess the effect the virus is having on your body, as well as discussing the best treatment options for you. You can decide whether to continue this review with a Better2Know doctor, or through your own doctor. Most people who test positive find that their immune system will fight off the virus on its own, but careful monitoring of the infection is always necessary. Treatment may include antiviral drugs to help your body combat the effects of the virus. You will be advised to have regular check-ups to monitor your reaction to the medication.

What else should I get tested for?

If left undiagnosed and untreated, bacterial and viral infections can cause long-term health issues. If you are concerned about a recent sexual encounter or would just like to get peace of mind regarding your sexual health, you should consider one of Better2Know’s specially designed STI Screens. The full list of which is available here.

How can I book my test?

To arrange a booking in Europe today, you can use our online booking system by clicking on the orange button at the top of the page. Our Clinic Finder allows you to enter a town, city or postcode to find the private STI clinic closest to you. You can also call our expert Patient Services team using the telephone number above. Our dedicated staff will help you choose the best testing option for you, as well as scheduling an appointment for you at a date, time and location that meets your requirements.