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Hep C kits?
Oct 6, 2004

Are the Hep C kits that you can buy in a pharmacy accurate and something you could rely on? Or would you recommend going to an actual Lab (Quest) to have the test run?

Response from Dr. Dieterich

The kits are not bad and are a start. If you want to start there, then that is OK. However, I don't think you can just walk into a Quest lab without a doctor's order. It is always more accurate to get the blood tests and you can also ask for hepatitis A and B antibody tests as well as HIV. If you are negative for A and B you should get vaccinated for those. DTD

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