Hepatitis C Testing Recommendations

CDC now recommends one-time hepatitis C testing of all adults (18 years and older) and all pregnant women during every pregnancy. CDC continues to recommend people with risk factors, including people who inject drugs, be tested regularly.

CDC recommendations for hepatitis C screening among adults – United States, 2020.

Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection and HCV-Related Chronic Disease

Hepatitis C-related Guidelines

Occupational Exposure

National Clinicians Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Hotline (PEPline)external icon
Hotline providing clinicians with 24-hour guidance on managing occupational exposures to HIV, viral hepatitis, and other bloodborne pathogens at 1-888-448-4911 or go to: http://nccc.ucsf.edu/clinician-consultation/pep-post-exposure-prophylaxis/external icon

Diagnostic Tools

Online Serology Training – Hepatitis A–E

Recommended Testing Sequence for Identifying Current Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection
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Interpretation of Results of Tests for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection and Further Actions
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