More than four million Americans are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), but three million of them don't know it because testing is expensive and results take weeks. HCV is responsible for half of all liver transplants in the U.S. yet is curable if detected before it infects the liver. OraQuick delivers a diagnosis in 20 minutes.
During your annual checkup, a doctor dips a strip coated with HCV proteins into a sample of your blood. If the blood contains HCV antibodies, a red line will form on the strip to indicate an infection.