Hepatitis C Testing Infographic

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The first graphic shows that baby boomers born from 1945 through 1965 should ask to be tested for hepatitis C. Doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers should test patients with a screening blood test, called an antibody test, which shows if a person has ever been infected with the hepatitis C virus. The second graphic shows what to do if the test is positive or negative. If the test is negative, the person does not have the hepatitis C virus infection – meaning no further action is needed. The third graphic shows what a person needs to do if he or she tests positive from the initial blood test. The person will need a follow up RNA test for hepatitis C virus to determine if he or she is still infected. If this test is negative, the person does not currently have the hepatitis C virus. No further action is needed. If the test is positive, the person does have hepatitis C and will need to be referred for further evaluation and connected to medical care.
Page last reviewed: May 7, 2013