Attachment I – Optional Viral Hepatitis Testing During NHBS-Trans: Year 2

The following is a list of resources that are typically requested to complete the optional viral hepatitis testing activity during NHBS-Trans for one year.


  • Field staff (part-time) with sufficient level of effort for the following activities:
    • Phlebotomy
  • Data manager (part-time) to perform viral hepatitis data management duties


  • Hepatitis C rapid test kits
  • Supplies for blood specimen collection (for example, butterfly blood draw sets, vacutainer tubes, tube racks, personal protective equipment, centrifuge (if required))
  • Supplies for shipping or transfer of specimens to participating laboratory (for example, packaging, cooler)

Laboratory Testing

  • Hepatitis C RNA tests (RNA PCR testing among all participants to detect acute HCV infection)
  • Hepatitis B core antibody
  • Hepatitis B surface antigen
  • Hepatitis B surface antibody


  • Viral hepatitis testing incentives (for example, $10*350 participants)
  • Shipping or transfer of blood specimens to participating laboratory
  • Storage of samples at participating laboratory until testing is performed (if necessary)