Hepatitis C (unspecified) case definition

This document contains the case definitions for Hepatitis C - unspecified which is nationally notifiable within Australia. This definition should be used to determine whether a case should be notified.

Page last updated: 12 March 2004

Australian national notifiable diseases case definitions - Hepatitis C (unspecified)

Reporting

Only confirmed cases should be notified.

Confirmed case

A confirmed case requires laboratory definitive evidence AND that the case does not meet any of the criteria for a newly acquired case AND is aged more than 24 months.

Laboratory definitive evidence

In a person with no prior evidence of hepatitis C virus infection

1. Detection of anti-hepatitis C antibody

OR

2. Detection of hepatitis C virus by nucleic acid testing.


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