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Updates to Screening for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in Adults

Date:
June 26, 2020

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reports Hepatitis C virus (HCV) as the most common blood infection in the U.S. The task force updated the recommendation for HCV screening in March 2020 to now include all adults ages 18 to 79 without known liver disease, regardless of their risk for infection. This updated recommendation expands the task force's previous recommendation in 2013, which was to screen only adults born between 1945 and 1965 and those with a high risk for infection.

You can review the updated U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for HCV testing by clicking the link below.

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