I work in a lab and handle blood samples on a daily basis. Last week, I put on a labcoat and realized that there's a dried, somewhat crusted stain from inside the coat, most likely blood. I changed the coat, took a picture of the stain, and informed my supervisor. She said that labcoats always get cleaned and sterilized on a regular basis, but I felt like that was more of an automated answer. She offered to look into it for me regardless.
When I got home, started to panic and threw my shirt in the washer, along with my sheets (when I took off my shirt at home, I left it on my bed) in hot water. I'm up to date with my A & B vaccines, but I'm deathly afraid of getting Hepatitic C, considering it can remain on surfaces for up to a few weeks. I'm also afraid of using the washer/dryer now.
Here is a link of the stain on my labcoat:
So here are my questions:
What are my chances of getting Hep C from what I described from above?
Based on the exposure, should I get tested after the window period?
Was it too much washing my shirt and sheets with hot water? Would my washer/dryer, bed, sheets, etc. be contaminated?
Am I worrying too much?
Thank you in advance, this has been eating up at me the past week.