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Hepatitis C Virus Testing in Asymptomatic Person

Purpose:

To evaluate an asymptomatic patient for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection by using an appropriate testing algorithm.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Gastroenterology

Objective:

laboratory tests, criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

B17.1, B18.2

Description:

Asymptomatic patients can be evaluated for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection by using the appropriate testing algorithm. An initial screening test is performed, and then positive reactions are confirmed with more specific tests.

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