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Indications to Perform Testing for Hepatitis C Virus Infection

Purpose:

To test for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection when certain indications are present in a person's history.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Gastroenterology

Objective:

risk factors, laboratory tests, prevention

ICD-10:

B17.1, B18.2

Description:

Testing a person for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection should be done if there has been an exposure putting the person at risk for acquiring the infection.

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