General Tests

HIV + Hep B + Hep C

Sample Requirements

Blood

  • 72 hours Results time.

    15 min

    110 British pounds

Description

Who is this test for?


This test is suitable for men and women that are interested in knowing their status.




Turnaround time


From the time your test reaches the laboratory, it will take 72 hours for the results to be available.




Incubation Period


The incubation period is the time from a possible time of infection to when it can be detected on a test. This can vary depending on the infection and the individual. For most accurate results, using the details below, carefully check when would be the best time for you to take the test. • HIV usually 10 to 90 days, but up to 180 days • Hep B usually 45 to 180 days, average of 60-90 days • Hep C usually 9 to 180 days, average of 45-65 days





Procedure

Book your test


To book this test, simply press the ‘Book Now’ button above. You’ll then be taken to our booking page where you can choose the best date and time for your test. If you are unsure please call us or email for a confidential discussion.




Arrive at the clinic


Once you have chosen any testing you need, this will be done at our Private GP practice in Marlow - which sees patients for many different aspects of health - so no potentially embarrassing waits in an STI clinic waiting room! When you arrive, you can either give your name or just give your appointment time to the receptionist.




Your Blood Sample


The blood sample is collected by a trained nurse or doctor. Some tests will require blood to be drawn and others will be through a finger prick blood test.




Results


We’ll notify you of your results via your selected method of communication (chosen on booking). Following any testing, you can choose to have a 15 minute GP consultation on your results - in person, by phone, or Video consult which is included in the cost of your test(s) and a prescription written if necessary (at no extra cost).





Tests Included

HIV


HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that damages the immune system and affects the body's ability to fight everyday infections. It is transmitted within the blood and can be passed on through unprotected anal and vaginal sex. HIV cannot be cured through medication and infected individuals will carry the virus for life. Thankfully those living with the virus can lead a completely normal life by taking daily medication that keeps it under control.




Hepatitis B


Hepatitis B is a virus that affects the liver. It is spread through the transfer of blood and bodily fluids, including through unprotected sex. It is less common in the UK when compared to other countries, but you are at risk if you have unprotected sex with someone carrying the virus. For many people, Hepatitis B has a lifelong impact and you may never fully be cured.




Hepatitis C


Hepatitis C is a virus that affects the liver. It is passed on through the transfer of blood, including during sex. It's usually possible to cure the infection and most people will have a normal life expectancy. Unfortunately it rarely shows symptoms until the liver is significantly damaged, which is why testing following unprotected sex is so important.