Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

Health Professional Tools

All CDC Tools & Resources

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 [PDF- 2 pages] Black-White [PDF- 2 pages]

The Pink Book -Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Image of cover pageIncludes 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 [PDF - 14 pages]
Hepatitis B Chapter [PDF - 24 pages]

Interpretation of Hepatitis B Serologic Test Results
Image of cover pageThis 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: [PDF- 1 page]

Recommendations for Routine Testing and Vaccination for Chronic Hepatitis B virus Infection
Image of cover pageThis 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 [PDF- 2 pages] Black-White [PDF- 2 pages]

Interpretation of Results of Tests for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection and Further Actions
Image of chartThis one page table outlines interpretation of initial test results to determine whether or not a patient needs additional testing and clinical evaluation.
Color [PDF - 1 page]

Recommended Testing Sequence for Identifying Current Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection
Image of flowchartThis one page flow chart outlines the serologic testing process beginning with anti HCV testing.
Color [PDF - 1 page]

A Guide to Comprehensive Hepatitis C Counseling and Testing (two versions available)
Manual for use is public health settings [PDF - 60 pages]
Manual for use in primary care practices [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.
Training access


Major Guidelines

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

MMWRRecommendations for Identification and Public Health Management of Persons with Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection,
MMWR 2008;57(RR-8) [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 [PDF- 2 pages] Black-White [PDF- 2 pages]

Geographic Distribution of Chronic Hepatitis B virus (HBV) Infection
Worldwide, 2006 Map: [PDF- 1 page]

MMWRA Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

Part 1: Immunization of Infants, Children, and Adolescents
MMWR 2005;54(RR-16) [PDF - 39 pages] HTML version

Part 2: Immunization of Adults
MMWR 2006;55(RR-16) [PDF - 40 pages] HTML version

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

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

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