Get a free home test for hepatitis C

You can do a simple test at home to find out if you have hepatitis C.

Hepatitis C is a virus that affects your liver. It can be cured by taking a course of tablets.

Lots of people have hepatitis C without knowing. Even if you do not know you have it, it can damage your liver and can sometimes lead to life-threatening conditions like liver cancer or liver failure.

Testing and treatment

You can do a free, confidential hepatitis C test at home. You prick your finger to get some blood and then send the blood to get tested. This is called self-sampling.

Please note, this service is only available for people aged over 18 years old, with an address in England.

Hepatitis C can be treated with a free course of tablets from the NHS. For most people, hepatitis C is cured after taking the tablets for 8 to 12 weeks.

Modern hepatitis C treatment is simple to take and usually has very few side effects.

Hepatitis C used to be treated with Interferon injections together with tablets or capsules. Interferon is no longer used.

Self-testing is simple

1. Order

Order a free and confidential hepatitis C testing kit.

2. Take your sample

The kit has everything you need to prick your finger and collect some blood.

3. Post your sample

Post your blood sample to be tested at our lab.

4. Get your result

We will contact you with your test result within 2 weeks. If you test positive, an NHS healthcare professional will call you to discuss the result.

5. Get treatment

If you have hepatitis C, an NHS healthcare professional will help you get treatment to cure it.

Order a Test

When you order a test, your details and test results are secure and confidential.