Physician resource center

Hepatitis C educational materials

Whether you have questions about Hepatitis C screening, screening for specific therapies, or response-guided therapy, you’ll find expert answers and advice here, across the entire Hepatitis C care continuum. The links below take you to articles and live presentations covering both primary and specialty care topics. You may also contact one of our medical or technical directors below.

If you need help speaking to your patients about Hepatitis C testing and treatment, take a look at our Patient education tools

HCV screening

The Importance of Screening for HCV

Dr. Pearlman describes the target population most recommended for HCV screening by the CDC and USPSTF, and explains the high prevalence and impact of HCV among baby boomers. He also discusses the algorithm for testing for HCV and the interpretation of results.

Hepatitis C: What the Primary Care Provider Needs to Know

Paul E. Sax, MD, explains the indications and rationale for Hepatitis C testing, how to conduct a baseline clinical and laboratory evaluation, and offers an overview of rapidly changing Hepatitis C treatment options.

 

HCV treatment and monitoring

HCV Resistance—
Where are we today?

Dr. Robert G. Gish explains how resistance-associated variants (RAVs) affect HCV treatment, what clinical trials tell us about resistance testing, and how to optimize therapy and understand the role of RAVs in choosing the correct regimen for HCV treatment.

 
 

Hepatitis C guides and reports

Consult with our HCV and HIV specialists

Gain additional clinical diagnostic insights by contacting one of our HIV/HCV testing consultants. They comprise one of the world’s most experienced infectious disease diagnostics teams and are available to answer your questions. To arrange a consultation or for more information, call Quest Diagnostics Client Services at 1.866.MYQUEST (1.866.697.8378).

 

CDC=Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; USPSTF=U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.