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Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) | CDC Recommendations for Reporting Results of Diagnostic Tests

Purpose:

To interpret diagnostic tests for hepatitis C virus (HCV).

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Gastroenterology

Objective:

laboratory tests, criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

B17.1, B18.2

Description:

Laboratory tests to detect hepatitis C viral infections can be difficult to interpret. The enzyme immunoassay (EIA) for antibodies HCV is done as a screening test, with RIBA or NAT testing done to clarify the results. The authors are from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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