USPSTF Recommendations: B Recommendation: The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in persons at high risk for infection. The USPSTF also recommends offering one-time screening for HCV infection to adults born between 1945 and 1965.
Testing Guidance for Clinicians and Laboratories: This document provides updated recommendations for hepatitis testing technologies. For those in which screening is indicated, an antibody test should be conducted and, if positive, confirmed with an HCV RNA.
CDC Screening recommendations: This site outlines the screening recommendations for populations at-risk of hepatitis C infection.
www.knowyo.org: If you have patients who cannot afford hepatitis testing, refer them to Knowyo for low- or no-cost testing.
Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a partnership between interdisciplinary teams of University of Utah specialists and community providers. Through a weekly tele-ECHO conference, University specialists offer case-based learning by consulting with community providers on cases within their current patient populations. Additionally, University specialists and guest presenters conduct brief (15-30 minutes) didactic presentations. Any Wyoming providers are welcome to join the Project ECHO team. Please see http://healthcare.utah.edu/echo/ for more information.
HCV Treatment Guidelines: The American Association for the Study of Liver Disease has published comprehensive guidelines for the treatment of viral hepatitis C.
Hepatitis C Online: The site is a comprehensive resource that addresses the diagnosis, monitoring, and management of hepatitis C virus infection.