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Hepatitis C Virus


Minimum Referral Criteria

  • Category 1
    (appointment within 30 calendar days)
    • Acute and/or chronic Hepatitis C with concerning features or ALT >500
      • Evidence of liver decompensation i.e. jaundice and/or ascites and/or encephalopathy
  • Category 2
    (appointment within 90 calendar days)
    • Acute and/or chronic Hepatitis C without concerning features
  • Category 3
    (appointment within 365 calendar days)
    • No category 3 criteria

1. Reason for request Indicate on the referral

  • To establish a diagnosis
  • For treatment or intervention
  • For advice and management
  • For specialist to take over management
  • Reassurance for GP/second opinion
  • For a specified test/investigation the GP can't order, or the patient can't afford or access
  • Reassurance for the patient/family
  • For other reason (e.g. rapidly accelerating disease progression)
  • Clinical judgement indicates a referral for specialist review is necessary

2. Essential referral information Referral will be returned without this

  • General referral information
  • Height, weight and BMI
  • ELFT FBC HBV HIV Fasting glucose Lipids results
  • HCV serology
  • HCV RNA qualitative/quantitative and genotype
  • Upper abdominal USS reports

3. Additional referral information Useful for processing the referral

  • Alcohol and illicit drug history
  • Medication history including non-prescription medications, herbs, supplements
  • Record of previous liver function tests, imaging and/or liver biopsy results

4. Request

Last updated: 22 January 2019