May 16, 2023
Hepatitis C (Hep C or HCV) is a significant public health concern in the United States, with an estimated 2.4 million people living with the virus. Approximately 80% of people with hepatitis C have no symptoms and can live for years without knowing they have it. For the remaining 20%, symptoms can include poor appetite, nausea, vomiting and fever. As a result, there is no independent indication for a provider to order hepatitis C testing. Using Labcorp's population health tool, Insight Analytics, providers can generate a list of patients missing confirmatory testing. Providers can then contact individual patients to arrange a confirmatory test and follow-up care.