The Hepatitis B test is a self-collection kit which includes a blood collection sample. The test allows you to know your health status and it’s very important to do it at least once a year, but if you have multiple sexual partners the test should be done more often. Undetected Hepatitis B can lead to serious liver problems. Here at raTrust you can do your test in confidence, at a place and time convenient for you.
What is included in the Hepatitis B test kit?
Your Hepatitis B test kit contains a blood collection sample, a form for you to fill in your details and a prepaid envelope. After you’ve done the test and filled in the form, all you need to do is post it to us and we’ll do the rest.
How do I take a sample?
Your Hepatitis B test will require a sample of blood from your finger. Please don’t worry, it’s not painful! All instructions will be delivered with your self-collection kit.
When I will know the results?
You’ll know your results within just four hours of our laboratory receiving your test!
The test for Hepatitis B is simple and, despite what you may have heard, virtually painless. If you test positive for Hepatitis B, please don’t panic. raTrust specialists will help you.
Why do I need to get tested?
Hepatitis B is one of the less common STIs in the UK, but the latest statistics still showed that 1,391 people were infected in 2014. Untreated Hepatitis B can lead to irreversible damage to your liver and health. We recommend you to do a Hepatitis B test at least once a year, even if you are in a stable relationship. If you are sexually active, it’s very important to check yourself each time you change sexual partner. Hepatitis B is also spread through contact with blood, so if you have had contact with it you need to get tested too. It’s essential to know the state of your health, so please don’t be scared. If your result comes up positive, we will help you!
What are the facts?
- In 2014, 471 women and 920 men tested positive for Hepatitis B in England.
How much does the Hepatitis B test cost in other shops?
- £29.95 – raTrust Shop
- unavailable – DrEd (dred.com)
- unavailable – Superdrug Online Doctor (onlinedoctor.superdrug.com)
- unavailable – Lloyds Pharmacy (onlinedoctor.lloydspharmacy.com)
- unavailable – Nationwide Pharmacies (nationwidepharmacies.co.uk)
- unavailable – The STI Clinic (thesticlinic.com)
- unavailable – The GUM Clinic (thegumclinic.com)
- unavailable – Test Diagnostics (testdiagnostics.com)
- £61.95 – Health Check Shop (healthcheckshop.co.uk)
*Prices updated on 01.10.2016 (including postage and delivery cost).