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Algorithm for testing and follow-up of HCV-exposed healthcare personnel
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This guidance updated July 24, 2020 provides updated CDC recommendations for laboratory testing and follow-up of healthcare personnel (HCP) who have been potentially exposed to hepatitis C virus (HCV) through an exposure to blood or body fluid.  Printable version pdf icon[PDF – 177 KB]

The ABCs of Hepatitis Fact Sheet
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This three page table on Hepatitis A, B, and C provides an overview of statistics, transmission, risk factors, clinical features, screening, testing and vaccination recommendations.  Printable version pdf icon[PDF- 3 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.  Printable version pdf icon[PDF – 1 page]

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.  Printable version pdf icon[PDF – 4 pages]external icon

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.  Printable version pdf icon[PDF – 1 page]

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.  Training access

Hepatitis C Online

Learn the latest guidance for screening diagnosing, monitoring, and managing hepatitis C virus infection. This comprehensive online training is solely funded through CDC Cooperative Agreement (CDC-RFA- PS16-1608) and developed by the University of Washington (UW) National Hepatitis Training Center. Free CME credits and C contact hours available.  Hepatitis C Onlineexternal icon.

 

Major Guidelines

CDC Recommendations for Hepatitis C Screening Among Adults — United States, 2020

Testing and Clinical Management of Health Care Personnel Potentially Exposed to Hepatitis C Virus — CDC Guidance, United States, 2020
MMWR 2020; 69(RR-6):1–8