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The ABCs of Hepatitis Fact Sheet
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.
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The Pink Book -Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
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 pdf icon[PDF – 14 pages]
Hepatitis B Chapter pdf icon[PDF – 24 pages]
Interpretation of Hepatitis B Serologic Test Results
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: pdf icon[PDF- 1 page]
This 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)
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Interpretation of Results of Tests for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection and Further Actions
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
Descriptive narrative on the markers of HCV infection, interpretation of results, and best practices for repeat HCV testing.
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Recommended Testing Sequence for Identifying Current Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection
This one page flow chart outlines the serologic testing process beginning with anti HCV testing.
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A Guide to Comprehensive Hepatitis C Counseling and Testing (two versions available)
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.
Prevention of Hepatitis A Through Active or Passive Immunization:
Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
MMWR 2006;55(RR-7) pdf icon[PDF – 30 pages]
Recommendations for Identification and Public Health Management of Persons with Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection,
MMWR 2008;57(RR-8) pdf icon[PDF – 28 pages]
Recommendations for Routine Testing and Follow-up for Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection – This two-page table summarizes the guidelines.
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Geographic Distribution of Chronic Hepatitis B virus (HBV) Infection
Worldwide, 2006 Map: pdf icon[PDF- 1 page]