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Recommendations for Hepatitis C Virus Testing of Infant Born to Woman with HCV

Purpose:

To test an infant born to a mother infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) for evidence of disease transmission.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Gastroenterology

Objective:

risk factors, laboratory tests, other testing, prevention

ICD-10:

B17.1, B18.2

Description:

An infant born to a woman with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection may have false positive tests for HCV for several months after birth.

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