Table 1.

National Guidelines for Screening Those at High Risk for Hepatitis C

OrganizationRecommendationYear of Latest PublicationReferences
National Institutes of Health Consensus ConferencePromote the establishment of screening tests for all groups at high risk of HCV infection20027
US Preventive Services Task ForceInsufficient evidence to recommend for or against routine screening for HCV infection in adults at high risk for infection (ā€œIā€ recommendation)20049ā€“11
Centers for Disease Control and PreventionTesting should be offered routinely to persons most likely to be infected with HCV who might require medical management, and testing should be accompanied by appropriate counseling and medical follow-up1996, 20045, 6
American College of Preventive MedicineIndividuals at high risk for hepatitis C infection should be screened for anti-HCV20058
  • HCV, hepatitis C.