Hepatitis C: Screening
Release Date: June 2013
Summary of Recommendations
|Adults at High Risk|
The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in persons at high risk for infection. The USPSTF also recommends offering 1-time screening for HCV infection to adults born between 1945 and 1965.
|The USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is moderate or there is moderate certainty that the net benefit is moderate to substantial.|
See the Clinical Considerations for more information on risk factors for HCV infection.
Related Information for Consumers
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- Comparative Effectiveness of Antiviral Treatment for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adults: A Systematic Review
- Editorial: Expanded Hepatitis C Virus Screening Recommendations Promote Opportunities for Care and Cure
- Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adults: Comparative Effectiveness Report
- Treatment for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adults: Comparative Effectiveness Report
Internet Citation: Recommendation Summary. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. June 2013.