Hepatitis C Home test
This simple at-home Test collection method combined with our accurate laboratory testing method insures that you get a reliable test result quickly and conveniently.
The majority of people infected with the hepatitis C virus don't even know because of the silent nature (absence of symptoms) of the disease. Some people may even harbor this virus for 20+ years before they discover that they have it. The hepatitis C virus can and does damage the liver. Using the Home Access Hepatitis C test is a great first step in formulating your own personal prevention plan.
HOW IT WORKS
Besides being fast, convenient and accurate, the Home Access Hepatitis C test system is easy to use. Each test kit comes with a detailed instructions booklet with graphic illustrations that take you through pre-test registration and counseling; collecting a blood sample; shipping that sample to an accredited laboratory and calling back for test results, post-test counseling and referrals.
The Home Access Test System is easy to use. Throughout the testing process, professionally trained counselors are available to provide assistance and to answer your questions. To protect your privacy, you are identified only by your fourteen-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) which comes with the kit.
Code Number Registration and Pre-Test Counseling
After your purchase your test you begin by calling a toll free number to register your anonymous Home Access code number and complete pre-test counseling, questions and demographic information. You can choose to speak to a Home Access counselor or use our automated registration and education system. Our counselors are available to help you with any questions or personal concerns.
Using the retractable safety lancet provided, you prick your fingertip and place drops of blood on the blood specimen card included in the test kit. You only need enough blood to fill a circle the size of a dime.
Your blood sample is protected by an enclosed weather resistant protective pouch which is placed in a self-addressed, pre-paid FedEx or U.S. Mail shipping envelope, all included in the test kit. Your sample is shipped directly to our certified laboratory.
The Home Access laboratory is FDA approved and CLIA certified (laboratory registration certificate CLIA #14D0981820). Our procedures and protocols have been certified by the United States Food and Drug Administration under cGMPs (Current Good Manufacturing Practices). At the laboratory, your blood sample is tested by experienced technicians using the exact same test ordered by doctors' offices, hospitals and clinics, ensuring greater than 99.9% accuracy.
Results and Post-Test Counseling
After shipping your blood sample, you call back on the same toll-free number after ten business days (14 days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays). You access your test result and receive post-test counseling by once again entering your Home Access PIN. Home Access counselors are available to offer nationwide physician referrals to people requiring further assistance.