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The ABCs of Hepatitis Fact Sheet

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This two page table on Hepatitis A, B, and C provides an overview of statistics, transmission, risk factors, clinical features, screening, testing and vaccination recommendations.
Color Cdc-pdf[PDF- 2 pages] Black-White Cdc-pdf[PDF- 2 pages]

Interpretation of Results of Tests for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection and Further Actions

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This one page table outlines interpretation of initial test results to determine whether or not a patient needs additional testing and clinical evaluation.
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APHL fact sheet on the interpretation of hepatitis C virus test results

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Descriptive narrative on the markers of HCV infection, interpretation of results, and best practices for repeat HCV testing.
Color Cdc-pdf[PDF – 4 pages]External

Recommended Testing Sequence for Identifying Current Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection

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This one page flow chart outlines the serologic testing process beginning with anti HCV testing.
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Information for Healthcare Personnel Potentially Exposed to Hepatitis C Virus (HCV): Recommended Testing and Follow-up

Two-page algorithm is based on current laboratory guidance, and updates the 2001 HCV testing algorithm for healthcare personnel.  Note:  this document is currently under review for revision. Please note guidance to test the source, if possible, for HCV RNA.  Additional guidance on from NIH:  Hepatitis C Virus Postexposure Prophylaxis in the Healthcare WorkerExternal
Color Cdc-pdf[PDF – 2 pages]

A Guide to Comprehensive Hepatitis C Counseling and Testing (two versions available)

Manual for use in public health settings Cdc-pdf[PDF – 60 pages]
Manual for use in primary care practices Cdc-pdf[PDF – 14 pages]

Viral Hepatitis Serology Training

This training includes an animated video with voiceover that covers the serologic tests for acute and chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, the serological diagnosis of HCV, the meanings of serologic markers, and interpret serologic test results.
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Major Guidelines

Recommendations for the Identification of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among Persons Born During 1945–1965

MMWR

MMWR 2012; Vol. 61 (RR-4) Cdc-pdf[PDF – 36 pages]

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

MMWR

MMWR 1998;47(RR-19) Cdc-pdf[PDF – 54 Pages]

HTML version