Testing for HCV infection: an update of guidance for clinicians and laboratorians

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2013 May 10;62(18):362-5.


In the United States, an estimated 4.1 million persons have been infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), of whom an estimated 3.2 (95% confidence interval [CI] = 2.7-3.9) million are living with the infection. New infections continue to be reported particularly among persons who inject drugs and persons exposed to HCV-contaminated blood in health-care settings with inadequate infection control.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S.
  • Clinical Laboratory Techniques*
  • Hepacivirus / genetics
  • Hepacivirus / immunology
  • Hepatitis C / diagnosis*
  • Hepatitis C Antibodies / blood
  • Humans
  • Mass Screening / standards*
  • RNA, Viral / blood
  • United States


  • Hepatitis C Antibodies
  • RNA, Viral