If you were born between 1945 and 1965, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends you get tested.
Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) September 12, 2012
ANY LAB TEST NOW® offers a confidential blood test that can detect Hepatitis C, with results back in 24-48 hours. Baby boomers are particularly at-risk because they came of age prior to the medical and lifestyle precautions that surfaced during the HIV outbreak in the 1980s. They weren't aware of the dangers of sharing needles, for example, and hospitals didn't take the same precautions during blood transfusions.Reliable tests to screen the blood supply for hepatitis C were not available until the early 1990s. Since it can go undetected for such a long period of time, it is imperative that anyone in this age range be tested and treated before symptoms arise. Consumers can take the test anonymously and avoid any perceived social stigma. If the disease is detected they should consult with their physician quickly for appropriate care.
According to the CDC, nearly two-million baby boomers are infected with Hepatitis C. If you were born between 1945 and 1965, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends you get tested. People who have the disease may not show symptoms for 30 years and at times not until they have suffered significant liver damage.
“It is especially important for us to provide this type of testing to consumers for diseases like Hepatitis C that cannot be cured but, can be treated if detected early,” said Clarissa Bradstock, COO. “We are committed to providing the most technologically advanced lab tests encouraging consumers to take control of their health.”
Today hepatitis C is commonly transmitted through sharing needles to inject drugs. Some experts suggest that in some cases hepatitis C could have spread through routes including shared razors and toothbrushes, manicures or sniffed cocaine.
Americans can get tested for Hepatits C at any of ANY LAB TEST NOW® ’s more than 150 locations nationwide. A doctor’s order is provided and no appointment is necessary. Visit http://www.anylabtestnow.com for a location near you.