National Hepatitis C Testing Policy May 2007

The National Hepatitis C Testing Policy has been developed as a concise source of standardised currently available information to assist government, health professionals, industry, people living with hepatitis C, and the community in general, about matters associated with hepatitis C testing.

Page last updated: July 2007

When discussing hepatitis C testing a number of tests are described. These tests indicate whether an individual has come into contact with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), and if they have, whether they have cleared the virus (spontaneously or with previous interventions) or are chronically infected.

As these tests may not be all done at the same time it is crucial, that those people responsible for implementing the policy, particularly those performing pre-test and post-test discussions, have the skills and knowledge to fully communicate the significance of each of these tests.


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