Hepatitis C Antibody Testing
1st September 2020
The Service Specification has been published and can be viewed here.
The POCT kit to be used by pharmacy contractors in the service is the InTec Rapid AntiHCV Test. This is distributed in the UK by Matrix Diagnostics (01992 762678). Matrix HCV
Orders can be emailed to Orders@matrixdiagnostics.co.uk, including the full contact details and delivery address for the pharmacy and a purchase order number, where used.
Information on the product can be found out their blood-borne virus test product page that includes video guides for all products, and there is a written guide with further information attached.
The link below will take you to the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) website page for more information about the service.
- PSNC Briefing 029/20: Guidance on the Community Pharmacy Hepatitis C Antibody Testing Service
Training and Links to Resources for the Community Pharmacy Hepatitis C Testing Service
There is a Community Pharmacy Hepatitis C Antibody Testing Service page on the CPPE website. It contains an overview and a training video that community pharmacists need to watch prior to offering the new service.