This South Carolina hepatitis C testing protocol is very clear and thorough. South Carolina provided hepatitis C testing at local health department clinics for high risk individuals. This protocol gives specifics on how they determined risk, how to give risk status information to the client, and how to deliver positive and negative test results. Interestingly, this protocol was assessed for cost-effectiveness, and revisions included changing the "number of lifetime partners" risk category to "50 or more" to be elegible for testing at the health department in the absence of other risk factors. An excellent model to use if you are considering screening and offering testing at your site.
This document answers commonly asked questions about the revised guidelines.
This tool by the NM state health department is a nice simple grid to use for decisions by risk group on who to immunize for hepatitis A and B and test for hepatitis A, B, and C.
- NMprotocol.pdf (64.31 KB)
This position paper provides critical information that clarifies standard hepatitis screening and vaccination recommendations for these populations. New updated version July 2008.