At Home Hepatitis C Test
This myLAB Box test checks if you have been exposed to the Hepatitis C virus
- Lab results in 2–5 days
- Free physician consultation for positives
- Free 2-way shipping
Temporarily unavailable in NY state.
About Hepatitis C At Home Test
Our Hep C home test is the easiest and most convenient hepatitis test on the market. Get tested for Hepatitis without setting a foot outside with the myLAB Box at home Hepatitis C test kit pack.
Included: (one) Hepatitis C test kit, a pre-addressed return envelope (Postage Paid)
What is Hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by the Hepatitis C virus (HCV). Hepatitis C is a blood-borne virus and can be transmitted by sharing needles or other injection equipment as well as through sex. For some, hepatitis C is a short-term illness but for 70%–85% of people who become infected, Hepatitis C can becomes a long-term, chronic infection and cause many complications, even death.
Why Should I Test for Hepatitis C?
Chronic Hepatitis C is a serious disease. It can result in long-term health problems, even death. The majority of infected persons may not be aware of their infection because they are not clinically ill. There is no vaccine for Hepatitis C.
How to use the Hepatitis C Test
All myLAB Box tests come with instructions in the box. In addition, we provide video and PDF instructions for the sample collection methods used in our tests.
Blood sample collection
2.4 million people are estimated to be living with hepatitis C in the United States
- What is Hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C is a disease of the liver. A viral infection causes inflammation of the liver. The virus responsible for this condition is called the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV).
- How do you contract Hep C?
Hepatitis C is a contagious disease. A person having contact with the body fluids of infected persons could contact this disease. It is important to note that the virus is present in the blood alone. Therefore it can be contracted by sharing injections and needles.
One can also contract Hep C by having sexual intercourse with an affected person during the menstruation period. Extra-genital forms of penetration such as anal intercourse can also transmit the virus. Saliva does not carry the virus, hence, it is unlikely to contract Hep C via kissing or oral sex.
Tattooing and body piercing can also transmit the virus if unsterilized needles are used.
- What are the symptoms of Hepatitis C?
Symptoms can occur between two to 26 weeks after the infection. They can be classified into three stages:
Normal Hepatitis C:
You may experience fatigue, muscle aches, and tenderness in the abdomen. Your bowel movements would be light in color. Your eyes and skin may acquire a yellowish tinge with your urine displaying a dark yellow color.
Acute Hepatitis C:
In addition to the above symptoms, you may experience nausea and low-grade fever along with chills. You may also suffer from loss of appetite and have mood swings. Many people have reported itching of the skin as well. There can be an accumulation of fluid at the feet. There have been cases of people vomiting blood.
The symptoms would be the same as in the Acute Hepatitis C, although some people go for years without displaying any symptoms. The medical community refers to this condition as dormant or latent Hepatitis C. This disease can suddenly manifest with liver inflammation and scarring. Complications may include acquiring liver cirrhosis, liver cancer, and ultimately death.
- What to do if you test positive for Hepatitis C?
It is important to take a copy of your lab test results to you healthcare provider to discuss possible treatment and follow up.
- Is there a cure for Hep C?
The latest antiviral drugs can cure Hepatitis C. Some of the more common drugs in use are Simeprevir, Ledipasvir, and Dasabuvir.
- Are there any side effects to these medicines?
The side effects of some of the more common Hep C drugs may include but are not limited to: fatigue, nausea, difficulty sleeping, diarrhea, muscle spasms, and/or dizziness.
myLAB Box works only with the best laboratories and health experts to ensure your tests results meet nationwide standards and are as accurate as tests done in a clinic or a doctor’s office.
The laboratories we work with are certified CAP and CLIA high complexity testing organizations at the forefront of diagnostic testing. HIPAA web security protocols protect your data.
What Happens If I Test Positive?
If you test positive, instruction will be provided on how to obtain a free telemedicine consultation with a physician in your state. This physician may be able to prescribe treatment for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Trich, BV, Yeast, Genital Herpes or UTI. Depending on the infection, you may also need to retest after treatment to confirm the infection is gone.
It is crucial that you inform your sexual partners of your test results, whether they’re positive or negative. Sharing this information will help stop the spread of any infection and will allow your partners to seek testing and treatment immediately if necessary.
Keep testing. Just because you’ve tested once does not mean that you shouldn’t test again. In fact, it’s common to get infected with certain STDs, including chlamydia and gonorrhea, multiple times. myLAB Box recommends that you test every few months, especially if you’ve received a positive result in the past.
For more information about Hepatitis C, visit the CDC website.
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Collect & mail in your sample in 5 minutes
Get lab-certified results online in 1-5 days
About myLAB Box
The only at-home testing service offering diagnostic results and treatment consultations via telemedicine. Test from home and pick up your prescription at your local pharmacy. Use your FSA/HSA accounts before your credit runs out.
myLAB Box offers at home collection tests with mailing to the laboratory. The performance of these tests on your samples complies with all state and federal regulations regarding laboratory testing.
myLAB Box offers individuals with laboratory services for wellness monitoring. All tests are validated by myLAB Box clinical laboratory affiliates. Results are comparable to samples collected in a physician’s office or clinical laboratory. Tests used in myLAB Box kits have been developed and performance characteristics determined by myLAB Box clinical laboratory affiliates. These tests are used for clinical purposes only. They should not be regarded as investigational or for research. myLAB Box clinical laboratory affiliates are regulated under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) of 1988 as qualified to perform high complexity clinical testing and follow the guidelines of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The tests, and services are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure disease. All information given as to the use of the tests is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for a physician’s consultation. In the event you test positive and have a telemedicine consultation with your ordering physician (licensed in your state) or his/her designate, all additional health care instructions, ongoing care, and possible need for prescriptions if not provided will be your responsibility to obtain from your own healthcare provider. Copies of your test results will be made available for you to share with your healthcare provider. If you do not have a health care provider, you can search for one on the internet, get recommendations from family or friends, call your local county medical society or local hospital physician referral service, or seek care from a local urgent care facility.