A blood test is used to diagnose Hepatitis C. If you would like to be tested, you can either visit the King’s Sexual Health Clinic at Beckenham Beacon, or you are eligible for an online test which includes Hepatitis C if you are a man who has sex with men. You can find the Sexual Health Clinic details here or order your home testing kit here.
If you are found to have hepatitis C, you will be referred to a liver specialist. There are increasingly effective treatments available, and in many people the virus can be cleared, i.e. the infection cured. It is important to detect the virus before it does any damage to the liver.