Health Professional Tools

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The ABCs of Hepatitis Fact Sheet

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]

The Pink Book -Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

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Includes a description of the disease, pathogenesis, clinical features, laboratory diagnosis, medical management, epidemiology, risk factors, trends in the United States, vaccine details, vaccination schedule and use, contraindications and precautions to vaccination, adverse reactions following vaccination, vaccine storage and handling, and reference or publications.
Hepatitis A Chapter Cdc-pdf[PDF – 14 pages]
Hepatitis B Chapter Cdc-pdf[PDF – 24 pages]

Interpretation of Hepatitis B Serologic Test Results

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This one page tool describes the four most common tests used in hepatitis B serologic testing and provides guidance to interpret different patterns of test results.
Summary Table: Cdc-pdf[PDF- 1 page]

Recommendations for Routine Testing and Vaccination for Chronic Hepatitis B virus Infection

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This two-page table summarizes the CDC’s recommendations for testing for chronic hepatitis B including specific populations and a map of endemic countries. (MMWR, 2008;57(RR-8)
Color 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.
Color Cdc-pdf[PDF – 1 page]

APHL fact sheet on the interpretation of hepatitis C virus test results


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.
Color Cdc-pdf[PDF – 1 page]

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

Manual for use is 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 is comprised of five animated videos with voiceovers. Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to understand the different serologic tests for Hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection, Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, Hepatitis D virus (HDV) infection, and Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection, understand the serological diagnosis of HAV, acute and chronic HBV, acute and chronic HCV, and Hepatitis B and Hepatitis D (HBV/HDV) coinfection, understand the meanings of serologic markers, and understand and interpret serologic test results.
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Major Guidelines

Prevention of Hepatitis A Through Active or Passive Immunization:
Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
MMWR 2006;55(RR-7) Cdc-pdf[PDF – 30 pages] HTML version

Recommendations for Identification and Public Health Management of Persons with Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection,
MMWR 2008;57(RR-8) Cdc-pdf[PDF – 28 pages] HTML version

Recommendations for Routine Testing and Follow-up for Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection – This two-page table summarizes the guidelines.
Color Cdc-pdf[PDF- 2 pages]
Geographic Distribution of Chronic Hepatitis B virus (HBV) Infection
Worldwide, 2006 Map: Cdc-pdf[PDF- 1 page]

Prevention of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
MMWR 2018; 67 (RR 1);1–31 [PDF – 36 pages] HTML version

Recommendations for the Identification of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among Persons Born During 1945–1965
MMWR 2012; Vol. 61 (RR-4) Cdc-pdf[PDF – 36 pages] HTML version

Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection and HCV-Related Chronic Disease
MMWR 1998;47(RR-19) Cdc-pdf[PDF – 54 Pages] HTML version

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines 2015
MMWR 2015;64(No.3) Cdc-pdf[PDF – 140 pages] HTML version