1. No. Hep c is a blood borne virus. Hep c infected blood must enter the blood stream of an uninfected person.
2. If your immune system is not compromised like if you have a current HIV infection or are taking immune suppressants for example you have had an organ transplant, the antibody test will be able to be performed 12 weeks after a concerning exposure to anticipate reliable results. In you are immune compromised it could take as long as 6 months for enough antibodies to develop to detectable levels.