Hepatitis B & C Test£79 £79
Our home hepatitis B and C test, with online results in 2 to 5 days.
What does it test for?
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
Collection methodFinger prick
Hepatitis B and C are viral infections that can lead to long-term issues with the liver, if left untreated. They are most often transmitted through the sharing of needles, the receiving of infected blood products or unprotected sex.
Hepatitis B & C can cause serious liver infection and affect millions of people worldwide.
Many people with hepatitis B and C have no symptoms until the later stages. If you have symptoms of liver infection you should discuss these with your doctor.
Symptoms of liver infection may include:
- Bleeding easily
- Bruising easily
- Poor appetite
- Yellow discolouration of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
- Dark-coloured urine
- Itchy skin
- Fluid buildup in the abdomen (ascites)
- Swelling in the legs
- Weight loss
- Confusion, drowsiness and slurred speech (hepatic encephalopathy)
- Spider-like blood vessels on the skin (spider angiomas)
STIs can take a period of time to become detectable. This is called the window period. You should wait at least 12 weeks from the time of potential exposure to infection before taking this test. In some cases it may take 6 months for an infection to be detected.
You should also consider getting tested if:
- You have become sexually active
- You have had unprotected sex
- You are experiencing symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection
- You are entering into a new sexual relationship
- You have received a notification from a previous partner that they are infected
- You use needles that are shared with someone else
- The CDC recommends that everyone get tested at least once
The sample must be collected before 10am on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and returned on the same day.
If you are concerned about possible exposure to one of these infections you should refrain from sexual activity until you receive a test result.
Hepatitis B is a blood-borne virus caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Hepatitis B can be an acute or chronic illness. If left untreated, the virus can cause serious liver damage such as cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), liver failure or liver cancer. The LetsGetChecked test looks for the hepatitis B surface antigen which may indicate active or transmissible infection. This test will not identify a previous infection.
Hepatitis C is a blood-borne virus caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). It is generally asymptomatic so someone who has contracted the virus may not know that they have done so. In cases of chronic hepatitis C, people may develop cirrhosis (scarring of the liver). There are lots of very effective treatment options available which your doctor can discuss with you. The LetsGetChecked test looks for antibodies to hepatitis C, which may indicate a current or previous infection.
How to collect your sample
Watch our instructional video to see how easy it is to collect your sample.
How it works
Collect Your Sample
Activate your test and collect your sample in the morning. Return your sample on the same day, using the prepaid shipping label provided.
Review Accurate Results
Once your sample arrives in the laboratory, confidential results will be available from your secure online account within 2 to 5 days.
Get Medical Support
Our dedicated team of nurses are available 24/7 and will call you to explain your results and provide treatment options.
Still have questions?
Here are some questions we usually get about LetsGetChecked. If you would like yours answered, please contact us.
Activating the test connects you to the unique alphanumeric barcode within your LetsGetChecked sample collection kit. The laboratory cannot process your sample if the test is not activated and linked to you. You should only activate your test when you are ready to take your sample.
Yes. LetsGetChecked has a team of doctors who will review your order and results and have created detailed result breakdowns for your testing journey.
Our nursing team is on standby throughout the testing process and, if your test results are abnormal, you will receive a call to discuss your results and next steps.
Please ensure that the sample is collected before 9am and returned immediately using the carrier method provided within the sample collection kit. Each of our health tests includes a prepaid delivery envelope to return your samples to the laboratory.
Please do not collect or return samples on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Keeping your personal data secure is important to us. We use appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure security and confidentiality of your information, and only share your information where required to deliver our products and services or where we have a legal basis to do so. All samples are disposed of following analysis.
Your samples are processed in the same labs used by primary care providers, hospitals and government programs.
LetsGetChecked laboratories are CPA approved and ISO accredited, which are the highest levels of accreditation.
Sample collection kits are manufactured within our ISO 13485 accredited facility, the highest level of accreditation for medical devices.
We don't accept insurance at this time. We work to keep our tests as affordable as possible and our test costs are generally lower than the costs incurred from a trip to a healthcare provider.