Cases of hepatitis A without symptoms do not exist, therefore we only do this test in patients with a relevant clinical picture (for example, with jaundice).
Cases of hepatitis B without symptoms or with mild symptoms are common which is why we condlude this test when there has been unprotected vaginal or anal sex. Our tests can detect the same number of cases as a laboratory test, but before proceeding, please read our referee’s recommendations.
Open House uses the most astringent of all clinical recommendations and scientific publications in making this recommendation. The test that we do detects 99,8% of infections once a 4 week period has gone by since the last high risk contact.
The test that we do detects 99,8% of infections once a 4 week period has gone by since the last high risk contact. However, if you have symptoms conspicuous of hepatitis B, then there is no need to wait out this window period.
As always, Open House recommends that you ask to be shown studies supporting claims if you decide to do this test in another clinic and they say it can be done prior to the 4 week watershed.
Hepatitis C is much more common that HIV, we don’t generally consider the sexual route as its main way of being transmitted, because it needs blood to blood contact. You can read more about the way it is transmitted below.
We have two hepatitis C tests, one that detects more recent infections than the other. below you can read what our referee has to say about them.