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Be Sure To Know the Facts about Hepatitis C
How Does the Test Work?
The OraQuick® HCV Rapid Antibody Test looks for antibodies to the Hep C virus. Antibodies are chemicals released into the bloodstream when someone gets infected. A fingerstick drop of blood is used to detect the antibodies.

A non-reactive test means that antibodies to Hep C have not been detected and you are not infected with Hep C. However, if you have been exposed to the Hep C virus in the last 6 months, you will need to be retested again at the advice of your doctor.

A reactive or positive antibody test means that Hep C antibodies were found in your blood and that you have been infected with the Hep C virus at some point in time. A reactive test does not mean that you have active virus. You’ll need an additional test to determine if you are currently infected.

 Hepatitis C. Are you at risk?
Download this Risk Checklist and Fact Sheet.