TESTING FOR HEPATITIS
HEPATITIS C (HCV)
As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), persons for whom Hepatitis C Testing Is Recommended:
HEPATITIS B (HBV)
Approximately 700,000 to 2.2 million persons in the United States have chronic HBV infection. The natural history of chronic HBV infection varies but can include the potential long-term sequelae of cirrhosis, hepatic decompensation, and hepatocellular carcinoma. An estimated 15% to 25% of persons with chronic HBV infection die of cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma.
Persons considered at high risk for HBV infection include those from countries with a high prevalence of HBV infection, HIV-positive persons, injection drug users, persons who have had tattoos or piercings with infected syringes, household contacts of infected persons.
It is standard procedure at our practice to test all patients considered “at risk” for Hepatitis C & B. It is the patient’s responsibility to check if these tests will be covered by their insurance before getting labs done.
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