WA Health advice on eliminatinating of hepatitis C at a local level

Most people living with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) are asymptomatic, so opportunistic identification of people at risk is vital. Once you have identified that your patient would benefit from being tested, to ensure complete and timely diagnosis of chronic HCV, reflex testing is recommended.

A good practice tip is to write on the pathology form: “If anti-HCV positive please perform HCV RNA and genotype.”

Resources and supports available to GPs to assist identifying and treating hepatitis C patients include: