Hepatitis C Management in Special Populations

  • Author: Mark S. Sulkowski, MD (More Info)
  • Editor In Chief: Stefan Zeuzem, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 8/17/18 (What's New)

Summary

  • The AASLD/IDSA recommends universal HCV screening in pregnant women (Management Guidelines)[AASLD-IDSA HCV]
    • Optimal time for testing is at the start of prenatal care
    • Testing should be performed with an HCV antibody assay, with positive results confirmed with HCV RNA testing

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