June 24, 2013

Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adults

 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for hepatitis C virus infection in adults.

Current Recommendation

Release Date: June 2013

  • The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in persons at high risk for infection. The USPSTF also recommends offering one-time screening for HCV infection to adults born between 1945 and 1965.
    Grade: B Recommendation.
Supporting Documents
Supporting Document Related Items
Recommendation Statement (PDF File, 60 KB; PDF Help) Clinical Summary (PDF File, 56 KB; PDF Help)
Consumer Fact Sheet (PDF File, 119 KB; PDF Help)
Editorial
Evidence Report, Screening (PDF File, 124 KB; PDF Help) Comparative Effectiveness Report, Screening (PDF File, 618 KB; PDF Help)
Evidence Report, Mother-to-Infant Transmission (PDF File, 40 KB; PDF Help)  
Evidence Report, Treatment (PDF File, 226 KB; PDF Help) Comparative Effectiveness Report, Treatment (PDF File, 744 KB; PDF Help)

Current as of June 2013

Internet Citation:

Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection, Topic Page. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspshepc.htm

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