Point of care HCV testing offers the promise of more widespread testing and more effective linkage to care. Find out what you know--and need to know.
The approval of highly active direct-acting antiviral medications that eradicate hepatitis C infection is one of the greatest successes in modern medicine. But the primary challenge in managing--and eliminating--HCV worldwide is screening of undiagnosed HCV -infected individuals and providing rapid linkage to care.Point-of-care testing may become an important foundation for the expansion of screening and a tool for primary care physicians whose role in reigning in the epidemic will continue to grow. Find out what you know about POC testing available now with the short quiz below.