A Home Hepatitis C Test is a valuable tool in the detection of liver disease. Hepatitis C (Hep C or HCV) is a viral infection which causes inflammation in the liver. The hepatitis C virus is spread primarily through contaminated blood. Hepatitis C is a bloodborne infection, and may result from exposure to blood or body fluids that contain the hepatitis C virus. Currently, hepatitis C is responsible for an estimated 8,000 - 10,000 deaths annually from chronic liver disease. A Home Hepatitis C Test could help to save your life.
Home Access® offers the only FDA approved home Hepatitis C Test. This is the same Hepatitis Test used by doctors and hospitals. The only difference is that with the Home Access® Hepatitis C Test, you collect your own small blood sample yourself and anonymously send it to the Home Access® accredited laboratory.
Chronic hepatitis C infection is the leading cause for liver transplantation in the United States and over 4 million Americans are infected
Anyone who may have been exposed to Hepatitis C through a blood transfusion or organ transplant before 1992, anyone who has had occupational exposure including healthcare work or military service, anyone who may have been exposed through sexual contact with someone known to be hepatitis C positive, and anyone who may have taken non-prescribed drugs or steroids by needle needs Hepatitis Testing.
The Home Access® Hepatitis C Test Kit comes complete with everything you need to anonymously collect and ship a small blood sample (that you obtain by pricking your little finger) to an accredited laboratory. You get accurate test results, professional counseling and medical or social referrals.
Besides being fast, convenient and accurate, the Home Access® Hepatitis C Test system is easy to use. Each test kit comes with a detailed instruction booklet with graphic illustrations to guide you through the entire collection and testing process.
The kit contains a small blotter that is identified with a unique 11 digit code. Calling a toll free number initially activates your 11 digit code and gives you anonymous access to professional counselors to ensure that you understand the entire process.
Using the small spring loaded device that comes with the kit, prick your little finger and put a couple of drops of blood onto the blotter. Ship the blotter in a prepaid mailer (supplied) to the accredited Home Access® laboratory
In ten business days, anonymously call a toll free number, identify yourself only with your 11 digit code and ask for your test results. If necessary, you then receive professional post-test counseling and medical referrals.
Chronic hepatitis C infection may lead to cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) and liver cancer. Early detection is important in determining appropriate treatments. Anyone who is infected with hepatitis C should refrain from drinking alcohol and using ibuprofen to avoid further liver damage.
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1. Call the 800 phone number and register the PIN number provided in the kit
1. Use fingerstick lancet and place a few drops of blood on the collection card
2. Put the card in the blood sample return pouch and place in the prepaid pre-addressed envelope then mail
3. Call the 800 phone number to receive your results ten business days after you ship your sample. You can also request a printed copy of your home hepatitis c test results