Testing Explained

Everything you need to know about getting tested for

free in Ireland

PCR Test

This test checks if the hepatitis C virus is still in your body. A positive result means you require treatment. 

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Two TESTS

Generally, Two blood tests are needed to know if you Hepatitis C

First Test

Antibody Test

This test checks to see if you have ever had the Hep C virus. A positive result does not mean you have Hep C. 

Second Test

Antibodies

If you are antibody positive the PCR test will confirm if you are currently infected. If this result is positive until treated you can pass it on to other people. 

Positive

If you are antibody positive the PCR test will confirm if you are currently infected. If this result is positive until treated you can pass it on to other people. 

No Treatment

If you are antibody positive the PCR test will confirm if you are currently infected. If this result is positive until treated you can pass it on to other people. 

PCR Test

If you are antibody positive the PCR test will confirm if you are currently infected. If this result is positive until treated you can pass it on to other people. 

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CONTACT US

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If you have any questions about testing, treatment or the work that we do please contact us below.

ADDRESS

PHONE

EMAIL

C/O 14 Carman's Court 

Carman's Hall

Dublin 8

086 189 5792

01 4733857

Charity Number: RCN20100612

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