Same day appointments available. Walk-ins not accepted. We require approximately 15 minutes notice to schedule testing.
Private Testing Center’s Hepatitis C test is a simple, painless and affordable way to get answers about a Hepatitis C infection. This blood test detects antibiotics present when the Hepatitis C virus is infecting your body.
You MUST WAIT at least 6 weeks from your last contact of concern, or else the test won’t be accurate. Private Testing Center will always determine how long has passed since a contact of concern, so we can be certain you are not wasting your time and money by testing too soon.
Hepatitis C is a virus that attacks your liver, causing serious complications and many times, can even be fatal. Hepatitis C is the top reason for liver transplants in the United States. Though about 2.7 million people in the U.S. have chronic Hepatitis C, it’s been called the “silent epidemic” because people can be infected for 30 years or longer before they experience symptoms. And by then, life-threatening damage has already occurred.
Hepatitis C spreads by infected blood, so the most common way to catch it is sharing needles, syringes, or other instruments used to inject drugs. More rarely, unsterilized tattoo guns, razors or a blood transfusion prior to 1992.
Most people don’t experience strong symptoms for decades, but 3 in 4 adults that catch it develop a chronic infection. The only way to know for sure that you have Hepatitis C is to get tested!