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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2013

Hepatitis C: Screening

Description of Resource: 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for hepatitis C virus infection in adults at high risk for infection. The USPSTF also recommends offering one-time screening for hepatitis C virus infection to adults born between 1945 and 1965. This is a B recommendation, which means the USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is moderate or there is moderate certainty that the net benefit is moderate to substantial.

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Developed By: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Immunization and Infectious Diseases
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Citation: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Hepatitis C: Screening recommendation statement [Internet]. 2013 Jun [cited 2014 Jan 8]. Available from: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf12/hepc/hepcfinalrs.htm