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Hep C Testing

In order to be diagnosed with Hep C you must take 2 tests. This is done to make sure that you receive the correct diagnosis. These tests include:

  • Screening Test
  • Confirmatory Test

Screening Test

The screening test is to determine if you have had an exposure to the hepatitis C virus. The test measures your body’s response to an exposure, also known as an antibody test. If you think have had an exposure, please visit one of the testing locations listed below as soon as possible.
Remember, exposure does not mean transmission of the virus.
Note: The screening test measures your body’s exposure to the virus and is not a diagnostic test.
If you test positive for a screening test, a confirmatory test is needed.

 

Confirmatory Test

This test is an RNA test and is only done if your screening test is positive. A confirmatory test is required to determine:

  1. Whether the virus is still active in your body, as 1 in 4 people will clear the virus on their own without medication.
  2. How much virus is in your body, also known as the viral load.
  3. The type of strain or genotype of the virus you carry.

Testing Locations

Call ahead to each location to book an appointment and/or receive necessary information for your visit.

Peterborough and County:

Positive Care Clinic:
60 Hunter St. East,
1-866-303-2420 or 905-242-0046 

https://parn.ca/hiv-support-services/positive-care-clinic/

Peterborough Public Health:
Sexual Health Clinic
185 King Street
705-748-2021

 https://www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca/your-health/sex-sexuality/sexual-health-clinic/?highlight=sexual%20health%20clinic

Haliburton Highlands

Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge Public Health:
Sexual Health Clinic: 1-866-888-4577 x.1205
City of Haliburton, ON

https://www.hkpr.on.ca/our-services/sexual-health-clinics/

 

Northumberland County

Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge Public Health:
Sexual Health Clinic: 1-866-888-4577 x.1205
Locations:
Port Hope, ON
Campbellford, ON
Brighton, ON

https://www.hkpr.on.ca/our-services/sexual-health-clinics/

City of Kawartha Lakes

Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge Public Health:
Sexual Health Clinic: 1-866-888-4577 x.1205
Lindsay, ON

https://www.hkpr.on.ca/our-services/sexual-health-clinics/

Hep C Services @ PARN works to ensure that people living with and at risk for Hep C have increased access to testing and treatment.

 

We are working in partnership with the Positive Care Clinic and the Hepatitis Program at Carea to establish an integrated network of Hep C services to ensure that people living with and at-risk for Hep C have increased access to services in community.

You can reach PARN’s Hep C Program Coordinator at:

Outreach: 705-957-3568

Office: 705-749-9110