HEPATITIS C How It Works
Besides being fast, convenient and accurate, the Home Access® Hepatitis C Test system is easy to use. Each test kit comes with a detailed instructions booklet with graphic illustrations that take you through pre-test registration and counseling; collecting a blood sample; shipping that sample to an accredited laboratory and calling back for test results, post-test counseling and referrals.
The Home Access® Test System is easy to use. Throughout the testing process, professionally trained counselors are available to provide assistance and to answer your questions. To protect your privacy, you are identified only by your fourteen-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) which comes with the kit.
Purchase Your Home Access® Hepatitis C Test kit
You can choose the best option for you. Home Access® Hepatitis C home tests are available for purchase direct online and by fax or mail order or by calling 1 800 867-5655.
PIN Registration and Pre-Test Counseling
You begin by calling a toll free number to register your PIN and complete pre-test counseling. You can choose to speak to a Home Access counselor or use our automated registration and education system. Our counselors are available to help you with any questions or personal concerns.
Using the retractable safety lancet provided, you prick your fingertip and place drops of blood on the blood specimen card included in the test kit. You only need enough blood to fill a circle smaller than a quarter.
Your blood sample is protected by an enclosed weather resistant protective pouch which is placed in a self-addressed, pre-paid U.S. Mail shipping envelope, all included in the test kit. Your sample is shipped directly to Home Access' certified laboratory.
The Home Access' laboratory is CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) certified #14D0981820 and CAP (College of American Pathologists) accredited. At the laboratory, your blood sample is tested by experienced technicians using the exact same test ordered by doctors' offices, hospitals and clinics, ensuring greater than 99% accuracy.
Results and Post-Test Counseling
After shipping your blood sample, you call back on the same toll-free number after ten business days (14 days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays). You access your test result and receive post-test counseling by once again entering your Home Access® PIN. Home Access® counselors are available to offer nationwide physician referrals to people requiring further assistance.