Testing for HCV Infection: An Update of Guidance for Clinicians and Laboratorians

Getchell, Jane P.; Wroblewski, Kelly E.; DeMaria Jr., Alfred; Bean, Christine L.; Parker, Monica M.; Pandori, Mark; Dufour, D. Robert; Busch, Michael P.; Brecher, Mark E.; Meyer, William A.; Pesano, Rick L.; Chong-Gee Teo; Beckett, Geoffrey A.; Araujo, Aufra C.; Branson, Bernard M.; Drobeniuc, Jan; Hatia, Rikita; Holmberg, Scott D.; Kamili, Saleem; Ward, John W.
May 2013
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;5/10/2013, Vol. 62 Issue 18, p362
The article presents an update of guidance for clinicians and laboratorians for hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing. It enumerates changes in HCV testing technologies, including the availability of a rapid test for HCV antibody. The article also cites the benefits of testing for current HCV infection and discusses a recommended testing sequence.


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