Final Recommendation Statement: Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in AdultsAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) sent this bulletin at 06/25/2013 08:00 AM EDT The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released today its final Recommendation Statement on screening for hepatitis C virus infection in adults. To view the recommendation and the evidence on which it is based, please go to http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspshepc.htm. A fact sheet that explains the final recommendation in plain language is also available on this page. The final Recommendation Statement can also be found in the June 25 online issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.
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This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for hepatitis C virus infection in adults.
Current RecommendationRelease 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 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)|
|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
Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection, Topic Page. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspshepc.htm